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 degree from the University of Maryland, graduating Magna Cum Laude. I then earned my Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Maryland, graduating Magna Cum Laude. Afterward, I completed a residency in orthodontics while concurrently receiving my Master of Science degree at NOVA Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
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 is an orthodontist who has voluntarily gone through hundreds of additional hours of preparation to demonstrate their judgment, skills, and knowledge required for providing the highest level of patient care. They 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 annual national meeting held by the American Association of Orthodontists, which provides the latest information on orthodontic research and treatment. Additionally, I participate in local continuing education and events held by the Howard County Dental Association and Maryland State Dental Association. I am currently the president of the Maryland State Society of Orthodontists.
As 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 provides regular, consistent contact with the patient. This allows me to not only follow my patients' progress with their smile, but also in their outside endeavors such as school, sports, or their career.
Outside the Office
When I’m not at work, I enjoy taking in all that the Baltimore and DC metropolitan areas have to offer, from historic sites to supporting the local professional sports teams.