I love being an orthodontist! Every day I meet and spend time with people who are making a positive change in their lives!
I’ve been practicing for 30 years and still look forward to coming in every day. It’s an honor to be caring for the children of some of my first patients now, and creating a second generation of beautifully healthy smiles.
I enjoy watching younger patients grow and mature into wonderful young adults with gorgeous smiles. It’s just as rewarding to see our adult patients experience the health and beauty that orthodontic care delivers, and witness their reaction to their finished smile!
Education and Continuing Education
- Doctorate of Dental Medicine – Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
- Orthodontics certificate – Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
I regularly attend local, regional, and national orthodontic meetings and seminars. In addition, I’m an active participant in a local study club and have hosted continuing orthodontic education seminars at the practice.
Orthodontics is a constantly evolving field. New techniques, materials, and technologies enable us to deliver advanced care and guarantee the best results. It’s my responsibility to stay current on these developments, and carefully evaluate each to determine whether they’re appropriate for those in my care.
- American Association of Orthodontists
- South Florida Association of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- Florida Dental Association
- DEAL Study Club
I am on staff at Memorial Hospital for the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Craniofacial Team. We care for children with cleft lips and palates, as well as other facial anomalies. With this appointment, I have been able to modify the potential outcomes using bone plates as part of orthodontic treatment. This process significantly reduces the number of surgeries a child has to go through and provides the best long-term results for her or him.
The future of orthodontics is upon us! My business partner and I have filed for a patent, so we have a patent pending for a device and method that will revolutionize orthodontic treatment. I’m currently working with a team to confirm the effectiveness at the prestigious Forsyth Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
In addition to significantly reducing treatment time, the technology enhances orthodontic stability after treatment. Rather than necessitating years of retainers, we will be able to achieve the same stability in one-third of the time — or less. If all goes as planned, we should have everything ready and available to patients and fellow practitioners in early 2018!
Beyond the Practice
I grew up in Lee, Massachusetts, in the Berkshire Mountains. For the past 20 years I’ve lived here in Weston. My wife and I have been married for more than 25 years. We have two sons, both in college and studying engineering. We have to wait and see if one or both decides to pursue orthodontics. Gracie, our adorable family dog, keeps my wife and I entertained.
I have the instinctive need to create. When I’m not crafting new smiles, I can be found working on cars in my garage, tackling construction projects around the house, or doing general repairs at the office or at home. I also enjoy staying active, especially cycling, skiing, and working out.