I love orthodontics… what a great gig! I have the great pleasure of working with such wonderful people, including our patients and their families, along with our terrific team. I am dedicated to genuinely caring for each and every patient. I am equally as committed to orthodontic excellence and continually strive to stay on the cutting-edge of orthodontic care! Few things are more important to looking one’s best, so I am proud to be instrumental in providing every person with their very best smile!
Education and Continuing Education
Prior to becoming an orthodontist, I attended Auburn University for my Bachelor of Science degree, graduating Magna Cum Laude. I then received my Doctorate of Dental Medicine with honors from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Afterward, I earned my specialty Certificate in Orthodontics and Master of Science from the University of Kentucky.
In order to provide my patients with the highest quality orthodontic treatments that are specific to their needs, I must continually learn of the most advanced methods. I am very active in pursuing my continuing education, including the self-ligating method, which uses low-force, high-efficiency braces, resulting in fewer visits, more comfort, and the most beautiful smiles.
I also complete many hours of continuing education each year for Invisalign® and Invisalign Teen®, which more and more of our patients are requesting. We are incorporating advanced techniques with Invisalign to achieve excellent outcomes and treat more significant malocclusions. Therefore, more patients are considered Invisalign candidates in our office!
In the Practice
I enjoy working with people to achieve such a positive goal and improve their lives. A person’s smile is worn every day for life! What a gift to give yourself or your children! I really dig the technical aspects of orthodontics, and my job is a wonderful outlet for my perfectionism.
I always appreciate the positive feedback I receive from patients, and am energized by how stoked patients are with the changes they see. Also, I love to kid around with my patients and maintain a casual feel during the orthodontic experience.
Family and Community
I am originally from Albany, in South Georgia. In my spare time, I enjoy golf, tennis, fishing, reading, following sports and “chillaxing.” I participate with local athletics such as the Grayson Athletic Association. I also work with local school systems on various levels and volunteer with Give Kids a Smile, providing pro bono dentistry for underprivileged children on occasion.