I have been practicing orthodontics in Johnson City since 2002, and have truly enjoyed each day. I feel fortunate to be able to get to know my patients and their families during their time in treatment. Improving our patients' smiles and self esteem makes my job very rewarding.
Education and Continuing Education
I am a Johnson City native, and graduated from Science Hill High School. I then attended the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, where I received my Bachelor of Science in engineering. Afterwards, I went on to the University of Tennessee Dental School, where I earned my DDS. I also completed my Orthodontic Residency at UT.
I keep current with the newest technology and orthodontic treatment methods through continuing education courses and professional meetings. I see it as an essential part of my job to stay up to date with new technology. I have traveled across the country attending seminars. I am also able to watch lectures over the internet and listen by teleconference.
I am a member of the following professional associations:
- American Association of Orthodontist
- American Dental Association
- Diplomate, American Board of Orthodontics
- Children's Special Services
In the Office
I want to make your time in treatment the best it can be for both the patient and family. We have a comfortable environment with friendly staff and doctors. If we can ever do anything for you, please let us know. We have coffee and snacks available, and also wireless internet if you want to use your laptop computer. We use state of the art equipment, including digital X-rays, which give off lower amounts of radiation. Computers at each treatment chair allow patients to watch TV while the staff and I work on making their smiles beautiful!
At home, I have a daughter, Sydney, and our dog Beau. In my spare time, I enjoy playing golf and tennis. Sydney also likes to play golf. I love it when we are able to play together, although I think her favorite part is driving the cart. I am also a member of the Heritage Church.