Orthodontics is an incredible profession, and I feel honored to be a part of improving my patients’ health, function, and quality of life. As a healthcare provider, I feel it is critical to understand how a person's bite functions so I can provide each patient with the best of care. For that reason, I acquired a 3D radiograph machine which provides me with information which cannot be gained from traditional 2D radiographs. I developed a technique, which I discovered using our 3D radiograph machine, which helps orthodontists around the world achieve a balanced occlusion for their patients.
I have always enjoyed interacting with people and enriching their lives. I receive a great deal of pleasure when I can improve a patient’s confidence by giving him or her a great smile.
Education and Continuing Education
- Undergraduate degree – Northwestern University
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery – University of Michigan
- Master of Science in orthodontics – Northwestern University Dental School
I attend multiple continuing education seminars each year to stay current with the latest techniques. The past 30 years have seen immeasurable advances in orthodontic technology, and it is my duty as my patients’ trusted healthcare provider to stay at the forefront of those advancements.
I also established the company called ProActive Orthodontics to help educate both dentists and orthodontists about a new finding: the Five Condylar Positions. I have lectured throughout the country on this new technique, which I discovered with our CBCT scan machine.
Outside the Office
I was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and have been a proud resident of Northbrook for more than 30 years. My wife Carol and I have been blessed with three sons, Jonathan, Kevin, and Brad, and our home is made complete with our dog, Max. My time outside is filled with family, friends, and tennis. Not only do I play, but I also coached our local high school tennis team.
I have always tried to support the community that helped raise my kids by either sponsoring a baseball team, coaching park-affiliated teams, or being an assistant coach on the high school tennis team. I’ve always looked at our community as an extension of our family, and I am happy to help out wherever I can.
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