The enjoyment I get daily from the practice of orthodontics has been such a blessing. Having people in the community recognize what you do by recommending our office for their friends and relatives helps reinforce the knowledge that everyone in our office is where they were meant to be, doing the things they do best. Treating our friends and neighbors and helping to improve their lives by personally delivering care in such a direct and individualized way continues to be exceedingly gratifying.
I feel like an artist—the patient brings the canvas and the materials and then we begin to create. I am passionate about bringing into existence this shared vision of their new smile.
Education and Experience
I attended Ashland Community College and was granted early admission to the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry based on my academic record after only two years. This made me the youngest in my dental school class when I graduated with my Doctorate of Medical Dentistry with high honors. I then attended Vanderbilt University, completing a three-year residency in orthodontics.
Change is constant in the practice of orthodontics, and in order to stay current with all the changes, my team and I regularly participate in continuing education. We’re always looking for ways to improve and add to the services we provide, and by participating in continuing education courses, our practice is able to offer our patients a wide range of traditional and advanced treatment options. I strive not only to meet, but to exceed the standards of my profession.
- American Dental Association
- Green River Dental Society
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Southern Association of Orthodontists
- Kentucky Association of Orthodontists
- Western Kentucky Orthodontic Study Group
Outside the Office
My wife Tracey and I have five sons, Garrison, William, Cooper, Houston, and Henry, as well as two Scottish terriers. We are members of Blessed Mother Catholic Church. When I have free time, I enjoy coaching and playing sports with my sons, boating, and teeing it up on the golf course. My greatest pleasure comes from watching my boys grow into wonderful young men.