The great part about orthodontics is that it allows me to meet patients in a positive atmosphere and participate in something that is potentially life changing. Your smile is an expression of emotion, and is often the first characteristic others remember! Improving your smile has the potential to improve numerous aspects of your life.
I received my Bachelor of Science from the University of Maryland, and graduated magna cum laude. I earned my Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Maryland, also with magna cum laude recognition. Then I completed a residency in orthodontics while concurrently obtaining my Master of Science at NOVA Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
I am proud to be a board-certified orthodontist. The American Board of Orthodontists reports that only one in three orthodontists is board certified. A board-certified orthodontist has voluntarily gone through hundreds of additional hours of preparation to demonstrate the judgment, skills, and knowledge required to provide the highest level of patient care.
Such practitioners have achieved board certification through the American Board of Orthodontics: the only orthodontic specialty board recognized by the American Dental Association and in affiliation with the American Association of Orthodontists.
I regularly attend the national meeting held annually by the American Association of Orthodontists, which furnishes the latest information on orthodontic research and treatment. In addition, I participate in local continuing education courses and events held by the Howard County Dental Association and the Maryland State Dental Association. I am currently the president of the Maryland State Society of Orthodontics.
Because the field of orthodontics is constantly changing, I find it imperative to remain current on the latest in orthodontic research through professional publications.
In the Practice
I enjoy keeping up to date with my patients’ lives outside of the orthodontic office. I believe that orthodontics is perhaps the only profession in healthcare that entails regular, consistent contact with the patient. This allows me not only to follow my patients’ progress with their smile, but also their outside endeavors in school, sports, or their career.
Outside the Office
When I’m not at work, I enjoy taking in all the Baltimore and DC metropolitan areas have to offer, from historic sites to the local professional sports teams.