I love making people feel great about their smile! It is so rewarding to get to know my patients and watch them grow as people. When they thank me for their new smiles, I often tell them that thanking me is like paying me twice!
Originally from Detroit, I graduated from Case Western Reserve University in 1982 with a Master of Science in biomedical engineering and in 1984 with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery. I also attended the University of Detroit, where I earned a Master of Science in orthodontics in 1986. Five years later, I opened a private practice in University Heights, where I served the orthodontic needs of the greater Cleveland area.
I am a faculty member at Case Western Reserve University School of Dentistry and taught orthodontic residents there from 1995 to 2001. I currently teach dental hygienists about oral hygiene for the orthodontic patient, and general dentists about early orthodontic treatments.
I am fascinated by orthodontic and medical innovation and developing new techniques in both fields. I hold three patents and have co-authored articles published in scientific journals. I regularly attend conferences in the field of orthodontia in order to make the latest advances in orthodontics available to my patients.
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Great Lakes Association of Orthodontists
- Cleveland Society of Orthodontists
- Ohio Association of Dentists
- Greater Cleveland Dental Society
Outside the Office
I currently reside in Beachwood. I have three grown children of whom I am very proud: my oldest is a psychologist, the middle child is a first grade teacher, and my youngest is an oncologist.
I am passionate about the people in my life — my family, fiancée, and friends — and generally being the best person that I can be. An avid runner, I can be found running or walking on the Beachwood trail, hiking, and cross-country skiing in my free time.