A Love for Orthodontics
I feel truly blessed to be an orthodontist. It allows me to live by the adage, “Love what you do and you won’t have to work a day in your life.” That’s how I feel as I come into my practice. Orthodontics combines two of my passions: working with my hands and talking with interesting people. Even better, my work brings about positive, lasting changes in the lives of my patients!
Each day I spend time with engaging, fascinating people from a variety of backgrounds. They all have stories to tell, and we often end up laughing together. This laughter builds a special rapport, and we become partners, working together toward the shared goal of a beautiful, healthy smile. One that will last a lifetime.
Education and Service to Our Country
I attended Clemson University on a four-year U.S. Army scholarship. After graduation, I served our country for five years as an Army officer in a combat arms branch. I was stationed in Texas and Louisiana, and finished my tour in South Korea.
Once I completed my service, I attended the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry, where I was awarded my Doctorate of Dental Medicine and graduated near the top of my class. I was honored to have been elected class president all four years!
Following graduation with my DMD, I was accepted into the military’s highly competitive Tri-Services Orthodontic Residency Program, in San Antonio, TX. After I completed the residency, my family and I spent three incredible years stationed in Heidelberg, Germany.
Continuing Education and Professional Memberships
Orthodontics is a constantly changing profession. The ongoing developments in technology and new approaches to treatment mean a better care experience for our patients and even more amazing smiles. By actively pursuing continuing education, locally and nationally, I ensure I’m always current on the newest options.
I’m an active member of the:
- American Association of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- Southern Association of Orthodontists
- Georgia Association of Orthodontists
- Eastern District Dental Society
Away from Work
A native of Columbus, GA, I currently live in Statesboro with my wife Marie, who’s from Savannah. She’s a dentist and works part-time in the practice. We have been blessed with three lovely daughters — Sophie, Camille, and Lucy — and we share our home with a Bichon Frise, Maggie.
When I’m not with my patients, being with my family is my priority. I also enjoy playing and watching all sports, especially college football, and physical fitness. Being outside is always a good thing, and I love to barbecue with friends.