The ability to put a beautiful smile on someone’s face is very rewarding. As an orthodontist, I get to do that every day! I take pride in seeing each and every patient that visits, and I cherish the relationships I am able to build. All patients have a story to tell, and I learn something new and exciting from them every day.
Education and Experience
My journey toward being an orthodontist began by receiving a high quality education where I gained the knowledge and hands-on training needed to build a successful practice.
- Fenwick High School, 1975
- Undergraduate degree – Loyola University of Chicago, 1979
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery – Loyola University School of Dentistry, 1983
- Orthodontic Certification – Loyola University of Dentistry/Orthodontics, 1985
Continuing education is vital to staying up-to-date with all the newest and best orthodontic technology and treatment options. I welcome the opportunity to learn as much as I can and go beyond the minimum requirements to make certain that I am current with all new findings in the study of orthodontics, whether on the science side of treatment or improved materials. I want all my patients to know that they are getting the best, most efficient, safest mode of treatment at my office.
- American Association of Orthodontics
- American Dental Association
- Illinois Society of Orthodontists
- Illinois State Dental Society
- Chicago Dental Society
- Arcolian Dental Society
In the Office
My staff members and I have been a team for so long that we consider one another to be more like family. They all have years of experience and some of them have been working in orthodontics longer than I have! My staff makes our office an enthusiastic and positive experience for everyone. They are here to welcome patients into our orthodontic family and to make them feel at home.
I have lived in Illinois my entire life and currently reside in LaGrange Park with my children Hilary, Emily, and Eddie. My oldest daughter Valerie lives in Houston, Texas with her husband Jim. My favorite leisure activity is spending time with my children and family, but I also love being outdoors, whether I am boating, fishing, or hunting. I also enjoy traveling to new and exciting places and really enjoy traveling to Texas now to see my daughter!
Being an active member of my community has always been one of my priorities. I am a member of numerous organizations, including the Kiwanis and the Des Plaines Chamber of Commerce, and participate in many local sporting clubs, fine art, and theater groups.