Creating Personal Relationships While Developing Beautiful Smiles
I’ve been practicing orthodontics for over 20 years and still look forward to the day ahead of me. I love working with our patients and their parents, supported by an incredible team, and alongside exceptional fellow orthodontists. Together, we achieve beautifully functional and stable smiles – and build friendships, too!
My goal is to find the most efficient, comfortable, and economical way to get each patient to the smile they desire. I spend time talking with my patient and their family, learning what they want and their concerns. Then we review the possible treatment options and, together, determine the right course of care. It’s essential my patient is actively engaged and invested in their treatment. I believe this keeps them excited about the process and gets them the best result.
I truly love the hands-on nature of what I do, and the time I have to develop a personal relationship with each patient. It’s a joy to see the improvement in a person’s bite, aesthetics, and self-confidence!
I am truly blessed to work in such a special field with a phenomenal staff and being able to improve patients’ lives every day.
- Undergraduate degree, University of Minnesota
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry
- Master of Science and Orthodontics Residency, University of Minnesota
Throughout the year I complete many hours of continuing orthodontic education. In addition to attending local, regional, and national meetings, I also participate in conferences and seminars, as well as worldwide literature reviews.
I strive to stay abreast of the latest studies and advancements in the specialty, to give my patients the best care, and strongest results, possible.
- Minnesota Association of Orthodontists, Board Member
- American Association of Orthodontists
Beyond the Practice
I grew up in Rosemount, MN, and have lived in Ramsey for the last 18 years. Kathie, my wife, is a preschool teacher in Ramsey. My son, Zach, is a student at the University of Minnesota Duluth, daughter, Sydnee, is a nursing student at St. Ben’s, Zoey, our dog, is the boss at home!
When I’m not in the office, I love being active. I play soccer, take karate classes (I’m a 4th degree black belt), golf and play pickleball for fun and in tournaments. I enjoy fishing with my dad in South Dakota and Canada, I also love spending time with family at friends at our cabin in Mora, MN on Knife Lake.
I am a member of the Companion Program through the Knights of Columbus at church. We volunteer to visit a “friend” at the nursing home at least once every two weeks. I feel showing someone love and support is a great way to help and strengthen our community.