In my practice, my staff and I truly enjoy working in orthodontics. We go the extra mile to make our patients feel right at home and have a great time at every visit. Braces can be fun and rewarding, and I want my patients to have a positive orthodontic experience that results in a beautiful, lasting smile!
Education and Continuing Education
Before I became an orthodontist, I grew up in Irmo and graduated from Irmo High School. I then attended Virginia Tech, where I earned my Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering. Afterwards, I went to the Medical University of South Carolina for my Doctorate of Dental Medicine. Finally, I completed my MS in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics at West Virginia University.
Although my formal education is complete, I am always looking for more effective and efficient orthodontic methods to incorporate into our practice. As a part of my continuing education, I regularly attend courses and seminars in order to keep up with all of the current techniques and technology.
I have been practicing orthodontics since 1997, but first began working in an orthodontic office before attending dental school in 1992! I love my job because it is the perfect combination of art and science that results in healthier, happier people! I have always enjoyed working with patients who are motivated to improve their health and self-esteem, and love getting to know the people I serve throughout their treatments.
In my practice, we add staff members based on their personality, work ethic, and skill level. I am constantly working to improve my craft and to make the orthodontic experience a truly memorable one for each patient. Our staff members are like family, and our comfort with each other helps put our patients at ease, which is the most important thing.
I love serving the people of my hometown, and am proud to have my practice here in our community. I have three wonderful children named Lilly-Margaret, Eleanor, and Bradley. When I am not in the office, I enjoy cycling, playing golf, playing guitar or piano, and of course, spending time with my family!