I love being an orthodontist! My goal is to provide the highest quality orthodontic care in a fun and friendly environment. I enjoy getting to know each patient and making a change in their life by improving not only their oral health, but their overall self-esteem through orthodontics. It is so rewarding to make a positive impact in each person’s journey!
My team and I are focused on providing you with an outstanding experience each and every time we have the opportunity. You are our number-one priority! Let us help you Discover Your Smile!
Education and Achievements
I received my Bachelor of Science in Biology from Oregon State University and my Doctorate of Medical Dentistry at Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU), where I graduated with honors as a member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Dental Society. I also completed my Master of Science in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics at OHSU.
In addition to being a Certified and Platinum Plus Preferred Invisalign® Provider, I am a member of many prestigious professional organizations, including the American Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontists, Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists, Oregon State Society of Orthodontists, and Washington County Dental Society. I am also the founder of the Advanced Orthodontic Education Study Club.
Outside the Office
A native of Oregon, I grew up in The Dalles. I currently reside in Tigard and have lived in the Portland area since 1998. As a youth, I was very active in sports, 4H, and Cub and Boy Scouting, reaching the rank of Eagle Scout as member of the Columbia River Council. Growing up in the Northwest, I have always enjoyed all the outdoors that Oregon has to offer.
My wife Sarah is a local veterinarian at Sherwood Family Pet Clinic. She grew up in Scholls and attended Oregon State University for her bachelor's degree and her veterinary degree. Together, we volunteer to benefit animals and have made several trips to Wildlife Safari in Winston, OR, to help provide dental care to lions, tigers, and bears — oh my!
On Thanksgiving of 2007, we were excited to add our first child, Caden, to the family. The exact same day three years later, we welcomed our second son, Byron. We round out our family with three cats (Gravy, Sun, and River) and Yeti our cuddly retriever, along with two thriving carnival goldfish.
Together, we strive to support community activities throughout the year. We enjoy skiing, camping, hiking, mountain biking, and rarely miss an OSU football game. I also try to garden, and hope my thumb grows greener every season.
And yes, I did wear braces as a teenager.