I work with every patient to get the absolute best result possible. The difference that orthodontists can make in someone's life is amazing, and I hope to be doing this for a long time.
I first attained my Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Minnesota. I then graduated with my Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the same university. My General Practice Residency was accomplished through my service in the US Navy. Afterwards, I received my Master of Science degree in Orthodontics from the University of Minnesota.
I regularly attend many continuing education courses and lectures each year, and always exceed the amount of hours necessary to meet the Minnesota Board requirements. In addition, I also went through the American Board of Orthodontics certification testing process to become a Diplomate of the Board. These and other efforts ensure that I stay abreast of the most current orthodontic methods and technologies. This is the best way to provide my patients with the highest quality care available.
In the Office
The majority of our patients want to have orthodontic treatment, and it is apparent that they value the service we provide. Seeing the smiles on our patients’ faces after treatment always makes my day! But more than just the end result is the amount of personal changes that take place in our patients during the course of their treatment. They gain confidence as their treatment progresses, and it is an amazing process to be a part of.
We truly care about our patients! After more than ten years of practice, I am blessed to call my patients and staff my friends. Our staff is an amazing bunch, and we like to have contests for our patients to win cool stuff. Many of our staff has worked with this practice for many years—some for more than 20 or 30 years! They are all dedicated to providing the best possible care for our patients.
I was born and raised in Minnesota, and am proud to call Austin my home. I have twin girls named Mara and Madison, and three dogs named Gogo, Ginger, and Carmel. I am an avid runner and have completed many marathons. I also love hockey and baseball, and would be happy watching almost any sporting event!
As a part of our community, I have been active in the Austin Rotary Club for the past ten years, and have helped organize the 8k run for the Hormel Nature Center for the past ten years.