Working in the dental field is somewhat of a family business. My father was an orthodontist, my brother is an oral surgeon, his wife is a dentist, and my wife is a dental hygienist. I consider my patients to be part of this family and I like getting to know them and learning about their lives. I love solving the puzzle of poorly aligned teeth and seeing a beautiful smile at the end of treatment. I also am a very hands-on orthodontist and I do not delegate everything to my assistants. I really enjoy placing the braces, bending the wires, and getting truly involved in all aspects of care.
- Doctor of Dental Surgery - Indiana University School of Dentistry
- Master of Science in Orthodontics - Indiana University School of Dentistry
I have recently taken continuing education courses on Temporary Anchorage Device usage in orthodontics. I am also a certified provider for Invisalign and I regularly take continuing education courses for Invisalign. There is always more I can learn and I want to continue learning about orthodontics and many other subjects in my life.
Outside the Office
I have been living in Elkhart since childhood, and now reside here with my wife, Cindy, and our menagerie of animals. We have a dog named Ansel and our cats, Kitty and Tiger. When I have free time I enjoy photography, watersports, hiking, mountaineering and time spent on Shavehead Lake. Cindy and I take long walks with Ansel and enjoy spending time with our family and friends.
I am very involved in the community where I work and live. I've been a member of the Rotary Club for 18 years and am a member of the Elkhart Chamber of Commerce, the Concord, Central, and Middlebury Dollars for Scholars program, and am a trustee of the Midwest Museum of Art.
American Dental Association (ADA)
The ADA is the professional association of dentists committed to the public's oral health, ethics, science and professional advancement.
American Association of Orthodontists
On this site, you can learn about orthodontists-specialists in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental and facial irregularities. The correction of tooth and jaw alignment results in a healthy, attractive smile that's good for life.
Indiana Dental Association
The Indiana Dental Association (IDA) serves over 82 percent of Indiana's practicing dentists, more than 2,800 members. The IDA is comprised of 15 component societies, which serve each of Indiana's 92 counties, and is a constituent society of the American Dental Association.