I love my job! Orthodontic treatment grants the opportunity to make people feel better about themselves through the simple process of straightening their teeth. Patients of all ages have a unique set of personality traits as well as treatment conditions that make every day different than the last. I love the challenges that each day brings. The newfound confidence and self-esteem in my patients when they get a beautiful smile is unforgettable.
We are honored when someone chooses our team for their orthodontic treatment. Anyone that has gone thru orthodontic treatment will agree that when you look in a mirror at your smile for the first time after your orthodontic treatment is completed it makes the treatment all worthwhile. We often say, “Our signature goes across your smile. It has to be perfect!”
My undergraduate studies were concentrated in Biomechanical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, but I always knew I wanted to make a direct and positive difference in people's lives. I attended the University of Connecticut where I earned my Doctor of Dental Medicine degree and continued on to the State University of New York at Buffalo where I received my Master of Science degree in Orthodontics. My education gave me the knowledge and training needed to provide my patients with the best care possible.
I am a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, Northeast Society of Orthodontists, and the prestigious Seattle Study Club where I regularly attend meetings and seminars to learn about the newest advancements in my field. Continuing education is a very important part of keeping my practice up-to-date with current technology. I also serve on the Maine Cleft Lip and Palate Team at the Maine Medical Center.
I grew up on a cattle farm in the Catskill Mountains and have lived in Kennebunkport since 2001 with my wife, Christina, and our three children, Lucas, Penelope and Cecilia. I love renovating and landscaping, and it seems I always have a project going on with my father and brother. I am an avid lover of the outdoors, and I love relaxing outside with my wife and children.
I also love to travel! It may sound crazy, but I have gone swimming in the Amazon River and hiked the Inca trail at Machu Picchu. While in dental school, I organized an expedition to Peru to provide dental care to villages along the Amazon. After the dental expedition we traveled to the Andes Mountains of Peru to the ancient city of Machu Picchu.