I am passionate about creating a beautiful smile for each person, and providing the best treatment for each face. Each person is different, so merely straightening teeth isnt enough thats the difference between a good orthodontist and a great one.
I strive each day to be a great orthodontist by creating customized smiles that look natural. A great orthodontists goals are to create beautiful smiles, beautiful faces, and beautiful teeth that function ideally when chewing and talking. That is my goal for each person.
I am excited to go to my office each day, because I get to experience the pleasure of bringing happiness and joy to my patients as my staff. Whats better than spending each day creating beautiful smiles? I dont go to work; I get to do something I truly love and Im great at doing.
I treat my patients as I would want my own family treated, and it shows. I take a friendly, attentive approach while providing expert, state-of-the-art orthodontic care. We use advanced techniques and the highestquality of materials, resulting in top-notch care for the ultimate in comfort and quality.
Jacksonville is more than just a place where I practice orthodontics; it is my home town. I married my high-school sweetheart and have two children. Our son is a dentist and our daughter is a physician. We also have four wonderful grandchildren. When Im not at my practice, I enjoy spending time with my family, especially my three youngest grandchildren, reading, and traveling. My favorite authors are James Patterson and John Grisham.
My team and I are committed to providing the highest quality of clinical care and personalized service in a warm and compassionate atmosphere. We enjoy getting to know each patient and thefamily, and love creating relationships that last multiple generations.
Our courteous staff always takes the time to explain everything theyre doing and why theyre doing it. Well answer any questions you may have, every step of the way. Your needs and wants are our first priority. We make every effort to ensure youll feel like number one.
We are not a big business clinic with doctors and staff running all over each other, where patients see a different doctor each time they come in, and staff do all the treatment. I am the only doctor in our practice, and I see each patient. We are a small, personalized practice, and have builtour reputation by delivering highly personalized, optimum-quality orthodontic care, with an emphasis on patient comfort and convenience.
My team and I use new, cutting-edge, state-of-the-art treatment procedures and appliances. As a result, our patients complete treatment faster, and with far fewer extracted teeth. The benefit to our patients is a prettier, fuller smile. They look far more beautiful than they thought possible. Thats what a great orthodontist does.
This girl sucked her thumb as a young child. She started treatment at age 13. She had braces and a special appliance called a crib to retrain the tongue, for 28 months. Now she can bite the lettuce out of a sandwich.
This adult patient, age 25, required braces and jaw surgery to correct his severe overbite. Treatment took two years. His problem could have been corrected without surgery if he had been treated before he was a teenager.
This patients underbite was causing her jaw joint discomfort and excessive wear patterns on her teeth. After about 30 months of treatment starting at age 32, she now finds smiling and chewing much easier.
At age ten, this girl had a big overjet with the top teeth protruding beyond the bottom. She had two phases of treatment. The first helped her jaws to grow more harmoniously and the second aligned her teeth and bite. At age 13, she was proudly displaying her new smile.
Sometimes braces are not needed to get noticeable improvements in tooth alignment. This patientwas first seen at age seven for crowding of the lower permanent teeth. A procedure was performed to reduce the width of the adjacent baby teeth and the permanent incisors aligned on their own in nine months.
This boys parents were concerned about both aesthetics and the health of the erupting permanent teeth when they brought him to the orthodontist at age eight. The lower front teeth were crowded and touching the palate, and the upper front teeth were extremely displaced from their normal positions. After 12 months of Phase-One treatment with an expander and partial braces, the patients appearance and dental function were vastly improved.