It is such a privilege to see how an incredible smile changes people’s feelings about themselves and how their lives change as opportunities are opened to them. Knowing that in some small way I was a part of that makes my job truly rewarding.
Education and Continuing Education
To become an orthodontist, I attained the following educational certificates:
- Bachelor of Science – Utah State University, 1978
- Master of Education Administration – Brigham Young University, 1982
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery – University of the Pacific, 1985
- Orthodontic certification – Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Medicine, 1988
Although my formal dental education is complete, I attend more than 50 hours of continuing education every year. The courses I take enable me to stay current with the latest developments in orthodontic care, to ensure our patients always get the most up-to-date methods of treating their orthodontic needs.
In the Practice
Those who seek orthodontic care are concerned about themselves, both in their appearance and the health of their teeth. No matter their age, all our patients are young at heart and have an enthusiasm for life that I share. It makes people feel so much better about themselves when they have an incredible smile. It truly allows them to fulfill their dreams through the power of their smile!
I love serving the people of the Lancaster and Tehachapi communities! In my practice, we are sponsors of every community activity and school team that approaches us. We have been doing this for more than 20 years.
Our patients tell us our office is the second happiest place on earth, next to Disneyland! In my practice, we have great music and a game room for all ages. We provide a fun, happy, upbeat place to just hang out!
The office team consists of incredible people who are exceptionally skilled in their responsibilities. The staff has more than 179 years of combined orthodontic experience, ranging from five to 32 years. They work with people exceptionally well, from healthy, happy patients to ones with health issues or special needs. Our team is exceptionally understanding and empathetic, and they are just kind, good people. They love to have fun!
I was raised in northern Utah, but most of my adult life has been in California. For more than 20 years, I have called Lancaster my home. I am married to my wonderful wife, and we have two sons and a daughter. Our kids are all grown, with the youngest in college. My wife and I don’t quite have an “empty nest” yet, because our house is shared by our golden retriever!
In my spare time, I enjoy doing anything that is outdoorsy, including hiking, biking, golf, hanging out in the sun, scuba diving, snow skiing, snowboarding, and surfing! I’m also an avid reader and a couch potato when it comes to professional sports.