Changing Smiles Changes Lives
I love being an orthodontist! For almost 30 years, I’ve been privileged to meet many wonderful people and get to know them on a personal level: building connections while helping them transform their lives.
Orthodontics is more than changing a person’s smile. Properly aligned teeth are easier to keep clean, which decreases the likelihood of a person developing dental disease in the future. Additionally, orthodontic treatment improves a person’s bite, which decreases the stress on their jaw and face/neck muscles and means better function.
Of course, those beautiful smiles are the most noticeable result of orthodontic care. Knowing one’s smile looks great changes how a person feels about themselves, boosts their self-esteem, and gives them confidence!
My team and I love watching each patient transform during treatment. Seeing a person move from feeling self-conscious about their appearance to happily smiling and laughing with peers is why we’re here: We truly love what we do and are honored to help our friends and neighbors!
- Undergraduate degree – Utah State University
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery – Northwestern University Dental School
- Postdoctoral orthodontic training – University of Illinois at Chicago
Like all areas of healthcare, orthodontics is a constantly changing field. In the years I’ve practiced, I’ve witnessed the development of remarkable new treatments, technologies, and materials.
It is my responsibility to stay current on new options, to evaluate each in order to determine which are right for my patients. Continuing orthodontic education is the best way for me to keep abreast of what’s happening in my field. By taking courses throughout the year, I learn from the leaders in the specialty.
I’m an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists, Facial Harmony, and the Pitts Master’s Group. These organizations offer access to the latest knowledge and research, and ensure I’m able to provide each patient with the best care approach to their unique needs.
Beyond the Practice
I was born in Ogden, grew up in River Heights, and have called Logan my home for more than 25 years. My wife Kolette and I have five children, four children-in-law, and seven wonderful grandkids. I love my family, especially the grandkids, and spend as much time with them as I can. I also love to fly fish, hunt, golf, and travel.