Education & continuing education

After attaining my undergraduate education at Duke University, I attended St. Louis University Dental School for my DDS. I then went on to graduate from the St. Louis University School of Orthodontics. Although my formal education is complete, I enjoy taking continuing education courses that help keep me informed and aware of new developments. These new methods often provide my patients with more efficient and comfortable treatments, and I am always looking for ways to better serve the people who come to me for care.


I’ve been an orthodontist since 1972, and can honestly say I believe it’s the best career I could have chosen. There’s nothing I’d rather do. Orthodontics allows me to work with people who value oral health and beauty. It is extremely satisfying to see the transformation in my patients’ health, appearance and confidence. My profession allows me the opportunity to work with patients of all ages and in many different stages in life. It is fun and exciting to see them grow and change. It is gratifying to see how enjoyable the experience can be for my patients and team. I love my job!

Family life

was born in Muncie, Indiana, and was raised in the Chicago area. I have lived in San Diego since 1978, and love serving the people of this wonderful community. My wife and I have two sons named Ryan and Drew. We also have two dogs, Zeus and Bolt, and a cat named Tiffany. In my spare time, I enjoy travel, golf, softball and skiing. I volunteer for the Helen Woodward Center, which is an animal shelter,adoption and animal care clinic. I have also been supportive of the La Jolla Playhouse for more than 10 years.