I love being an orthodontist! I spend my days helping people develop a brighter and better smile, which has a profound impact on their confidence and self-esteem. I enjoy meeting new people, and finding out about their lives and how they spend their days. Every patient is a potential new friend: someone to learn from as we work together to achieve their best smile!
In addition to getting to work with great patients every day, I love science, technology, and teeth. Orthodontics is the perfect blend of everything; it allows me to spend time helping people make a lasting improvement in their quality of life.
It’s amazing to watch a person transform during treatment. People often start orthodontics feeling self-conscious about their crooked teeth and uncomfortable around their peers. As they see the change in their smile, each person becomes happier with their appearance. By the time we remove their braces, patients have a smile they love ... and one they love to share!
We have a remarkable team at Falls Orthodontics. Each is highly skilled and experienced, and really cares about our patients and what’s happening in their lives. It’s amazing to see how they are willing to go out of their way to ensure every patient feels welcomed. When patients choose us for their orthodontic care, we care for them like family!
Education and Continuing Education
- Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering – Brigham Young University
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery – Virginia Commonwealth University
- Advanced education in general dentistry residency – Idaho State University
- Master of Science in Dentistry and Certificate in Orthodontics – University of Louisville
Continuing education keeps me up to date with the latest procedures and treatments, so I can provide the best care for patient. I enjoy learning, gaining more insight and perspective, and strengthening my skills.
I’m very involved with our local dental society, where I’m the treasurer-secretary and help to oversee our monthly continuing education meetings. I also attend the annual American Association of Orthodontists meeting, where I learn from the leaders in our field.
- American Association of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- Idaho State Dental Association
- South Central Idaho Dental Association, current treasurer-secretary
Beyond the Office
I’m a Twin Falls native. My wife and I are glad to be raising our four young sons here. When I’m not caring for patients, I’m with my family: whether we’re working or playing together, they’re my priority!
I love being outdoors: gardening, fishing, hunting, hiking, skiing, and biking are some of my hobbies. I like restoring motorcycles and working on cars, too. I’m also the scoutmaster of our local Boy Scout troop and volunteer a lot of time teaching values, life and outdoor skills, and camping.
Personally, I’m passionate about my family and church and am committed to being a great father and husband.