I am thrilled to be in the field of orthodontics, as I love meeting new people and helping them become the proud owners of beautiful life-changing smiles! Every day I strive to provide my patients with excellent care as well as an enjoyable experience during their orthodontic treatment.
I received my Master of Science degree and orthodontic specialty certificate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Go Heels!), a program known worldwide for excellence in research and clinical care. After graduating I voluntarily completed the American Board of Orthodontics certification process to become a Board Certified Orthodontist, a distinction attained by only one in three orthodontists nationwide.
I consider community involvement an important part of my life, and I volunteer with local dental societies and with several dental clinics for the underserved throughout the state. I currently serve as president of the Raleigh-Wake County Dental Society (RWCDS), Senior Director for the North Carolina Association of Orthodontists (NCAO), as well as represent the state of North Carolina as our delegate to the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO). I attend the Summit Church and I am involved in our small group leadership. Giving back to the educational community is also a priority for me, and I currently serve as adjunct assistant professor at the UNC School of Dentistry, where I teach clinical orthodontics to the dental students. My professional affiliations include:
- Raleigh-Wake County Dental Society - President
- UNC Department of Orthodontics Faculty - Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor
- American Board of Orthodontics - Diplomate
- American Association of Orthodontists - NC Delegate
- Southern Association of Orthodontists
- North Carolina Association of Orthodontists - Senior Director
- American Dental Association
- North Carolina Dental Society
- UNC Orthodontic Alumni Association
I am blessed with a loving wife Lauren, a wonderful and talented former high school teacher. She and I enjoy spending time with our son Wesley and our newest addition Ruthie. When I have free time, I love to read, run, listen to music, watch ACC sports, and ask our staff and patients trivia questions.