I absolutely love being an orthodontist! Many times I am asked, by patients considering a career in dentistry, if I’d do it again: My answer is always yes, yes, yes!
There is no greater profession, where you can improve people’s quality of life, have the joy of seeing kids grow and develop, and get paid to do it!
My patient and staff interactions are among the many joys in my life. I love having the time to visit and get to know my patients and their families. Working closely with people, motivating them with knowledge, and encouraging them throughout the treatment process, is a wonderful experience.
As an orthodontist, it is an honor to serve people in need and bring them a sense of happiness. A smile conveys a great deal of meaning, and to be a part of its creation is deeply rewarding!
Education and Experience
My grandfather, father, and mother were all healthcare professionals. There is no greater calling than to be of service to others, and orthodontics is my calling.
Originally from New Orleans, I attended Louisiana State University School of Dentistry, where I was awarded my Doctorate of Dental Surgery. I next attended the University of Michigan Department of Orthodontics, where I received my orthodontic training and Master of Science.
I have been honored to practice orthodontics in Canton for 30 years. Meeting so many wonderful families, and being part of their lives as they have been part of mine, is fulfilling. I love running into current and former patients around town: catching up on their latest news and adventures, and seeing the smiles we achieved by working together, keeps me motivated!
Professional Affiliations and Activities
I am an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists, Michigan Association of Orthodontists, and American Dental Association. I am also past president of the University of Michigan Orthodontic Alumni Society and an adjunct lecturer at the University of Michigan Department of Orthodontics.
Being part of professional communities, and participating in numerous continuing education opportunities, is core to who I am. I want to keep abreast of the latest innovations in patient care, in order to provide the ideal treatment and results to my patients. They deserve only the best, and by staying at the forefront of new developments, I ensure I can offer that.
It has been a joy to live in Plymouth for 35 years, now, and my wife Lisa and I are thrilled to have raised our family here. We have five kids: Peter (and his wife Katie), Thomas, Molly, David, and Joseph.
Being with loved ones, and sharing time with friends, is a priority when I’m not seeing patients. I love riding my bike in Plymouth, and summer finds me boating at various lakes. I enjoy woodworking, too.
My business, my kids, and my faith are all part of where we live. I am proud to live and work in the same area, because it gives me the chance to fully participate in and contribute to the health, happiness, and well-being of our community.