I am truly blessed to be an orthodontist. Daily I meet and spend time with people of all ages, from many walks of life, and have the opportunity to get hear their stories. It is a pleasure to build connections and friendships through my work and to know that what I do makes a lasting difference in so many lives.
After practicing for more than 30 years, I still love what I do and share in each patient’s excitement and anticipation as we near the end of treatment. The day we’re done, and that finished smile is revealed, I celebrate with my patient. Together we’ve accomplished a smile that strengthens their self-esteem and the confidence with which they greet the world.
Taking someone from feeling ashamed of their teeth to having a broad, beautifully healthy and confident smile is the most incredible experience: as an orthodontist, I do it every day!
Education and Experience
A native Augustan, I attended Martinez Elementary and Evans High School. My Bachelor of Science in Biology was awarded by Augusta State University, where I graduated cum laude.
I then attended the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry, where I graduated first in my class with my Doctorate of Dental Medicine (DMD). Following dental school, I completed a General Practice Residency at the Naval Hospital in Camp Pendleton, CA and then served four years with the United States Navy Dental Corps.
After completing my service, I returned to the Medical College of Georgia, where I completed a rigorous two-year orthodontic residency.
I choose to participate in a range of continuing education opportunities, as I want to be an orthodontist who provides the best care possible. Each year I take online courses, attend meetings, read multiple specialty journals, and consult with other orthodontists and oral healthcare specialists.
Continuing education keeps me abreast of current research and techniques. In turn, this improves my treatment approach, diagnostic abilities, and treatment planning, which allows me to provide the best care and orthodontic experience for each patient.
I also teach at the August University Orthodontic Residency Program. In my classes, I cover multiple orthodontic and business topics, including treatment planning and clinical processes.
- Augusta Dental Society
- Eastern District Dental Society
- Georgia Dental Association
- Georgia Association of Orthodontists
- Southern Association of Orthodontists
- American Association of Orthodontists
- College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics
- Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society
Beyond the Practice
I was born into a military family. My first school years were spent in Germany, then third grade through high school were spent here in Columbia County. After my own military service, I returned home and have lived here since.
My wife Debbie and I have been married over 35 years. We have four wonderful adult children. Although Debbie and I are technically empty-nesters, we love animals and currently have five rescues: two dogs and three cats. Each has their own personality and needs and brings happiness to our household.
When not at the office I am usually at Debbie’s side as her handyman. She has a residential rental business that keeps her—and me—quite busy. I am a dentist at heart, which means I love gadgets and mechanical things, so I’m always working on, playing on, and fixing things!