I grew up in the northeast: NYC, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. The middle of three boys, mine was a childhood full of adventures, mud, and the occasional ER visit.
I studied chemistry at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and continued to Georgetown University Medical center where I received my Doctorate of Dental Surgery and completed a very demanding orthodontic residency.
I maintain membership in the most prestigious orthodontic associations, including the American Association of Orthodontists and the Florida Association of Orthodontists, and take frequent continuing education courses to keep up with the advances in our technologies. All in all, I focus on providing the most current, effective and kind orthodontic services possible.
While on a well-deserved January escape from the snow, I discovered the beaches and sunshine of the Florida Gulf coast; I was hooked. Thirty years later, I'm still here and loving every minute.
My practice is a very personal extension of my life philosophy; diligence and integrity without losing the joy and smiles that life really is all about. My dedicated team and I work hard to provide the best orthodontic care in a happy and easy environment. Our office puppy (marketing manager) Lucy keeps everyone smiling even on the longest days. I can't yet see my life without the joy my patients bring.
I'm an avid woodworker and love to travel and cook. Fly-fishing is an addiction that is getting a little out of hand. My two beautiful daughters are grown and off on their own adventures so I rely on “other people’s kids” to keep me young. My lovely bride Diana does her best to put up with me and my fluffy puppy, Bella, keeps it all running smooth.
Life is good. I'm honored to be a small, bright part of my patients’ lives.