Changing Lives through Smiles
I love being an orthodontist. Every day I help people in our community make a lasting, positive change in their lives, improving their oral health and giving them a lifetime of beautiful smiles!
Orthodontic care is about connecting with others. Because treatment takes place over several years, and I see patients about once a month, we have time to get to know each other. It’s amazing to watch a person grow during treatment: as their smile changes, each becomes happier about their appearance and their self-esteem blossoms. They gain confidence and become more outgoing, engaging with their peers. When treatment is complete, the patient has transformed as they have a smile they love, a smile that fills them with pride and they love to share!
Many of my family members are dentists. I grew up appreciating the combination of art and science, and how lives were improved due to dentistry. Orthodontics was my passion: after practicing for more than 15 years, I know I followed the right path. My days are spent surrounded by people who are growing their smiles. I cannot imagine anything more rewarding!
The Team and Our Practice
Our team members are the cornerstone to our office and the foundation of our success. Each cares for our patients as they would a family member, with compassion, respect, and good humor. They love teaching patients about oral health and encouraging each to develop good home hygiene to keep their finished smile in great shape!
We’ve created a welcoming, relaxed orthodontic office where patients and families tell us they feel at home. We love when patients’ families come into our treatment area to see what we’re doing, ask questions, and be part of the process!
Education and Continuing Education
- Undergraduate studies, Hobart College
- Doctorate of Dental Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
- Orthodontic Residency, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
I am committed to providing each patient with the right orthodontic treatment for their clinical and personal needs. As part of that commitment, I stay at the forefront of advancements in the field through continuing education. By learning about new technologies and techniques, I ensure patients receive the best treatment for their unique situation.
Each year I take courses and seminars, as well as participate in workshops, at local, regional, and national conferences. I’m also a member of the Damon® Forum and participate in the New York State Damon Study Group and Invisalign® study groups.
- American Association of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- Madison County Dental Society
- Oneida Herkimer Counties Dental Society
I grew up in Oneida and returned here to raise my family and practice orthodontics. My wife Dana and I have three amazing children: Ian, Phinn, and Kate. Our family also includes two dogs and two cats.
When not working, my priority is quality time with loved ones, including my parents and Dana’s, who also live in the area. When I’ve the time and the weather cooperates, I enjoy being on the golf course, too.