I love to create beautiful smiles! It is so rewarding to see the transformation in confidence and personality that comes with getting straight teeth. While aesthetics are what patients are most excited about, I also really enjoy seeing a bite come together just right! The combination of form and function in a beautiful, well-aligned smile has the potential to be life changing.
I have fostered an interest in the oral health field since childhood, as my father was a dentist. I had the opportunity to see the interactions and friendships he created with his patients and wanted to experience the same in my profession.
Education and Continuing Education
- Eastern Arizona College – Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies
- Brigham Young University – Bachelor of Science in Biology
- A.T. Still University – Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health (DMD degree and Certificate in Public Health)
- A.T. Still University – Postgraduate Orthodontic Program (Certificate in Orthodontics)
- A.T. Still University – Doctor of Health Sciences Program (DHSc degree)
Staying up to date on the latest technologies, techniques, and treatment types ensures that the highest quality, most efficient, and most comfortable braces experience. I belong to the Arizona Orthodontic Study Group (one of the oldest orthodontic study groups in the country) and attend various CE opportunities with industry-leading orthodontic companies. My goal for orthodontic treatment is that it be an enjoyable experience during braces and that the results last a lifetime of smiles!
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
- Arizona Orthodontic Study Group
- American Dental Association
Family and Community
My wife, Jessica, and I have been married for ten years and have been blessed with four boys. Our family is active in soccer, baseball, swimming, and school. We enjoy spending time together outside riding bikes and scooters around the yard, reading books, and having family movie nights. We also have a dog named Pippa.
My hometown community is very near and dear to my heart. Personally, I am actively involved in the Boy Scouts of America, coaching baseball and soccer. I also served a LDS mission in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The practice is also focused on supporting our community. Every year we do pro bono cases for patients who have desperate need for braces but who otherwise wouldn't be able to get them. We actively support community fundraisers for those fighting cancer and other struggles. We sponsor the Thatcher Elementary School and Thatcher and Safford Athletic programs. We are intimately involved in #Saveaskylar, an anti-bullying campaign created by Mark Wren and his mom, Patti.