Quality is Not Expensive — It’s Priceless
Quality is a trait all of us desire. You want the satisfaction of knowing you’ve purchased something attractive and of lasting value. Quality is the basis of our orthodontic practice, and I look forward to determining which services are best for you and your family.
Each day as we create beautiful smiles, we make wonderful memories and lifelong friendships. I want to assure you that our staff is committed to making your experience one of the best memories of your life!
A Quality Education Makes a Strong Foundation for the Future
A quality education prepared me to provide excellent care. I have been practicing orthodontics for more than 35 years and received specialty training in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics. In addition, each year my staff and I take continuing education courses in order to provide the best treatment possible.
My academic background includes a Bachelor of Science in microbiology and human anatomy from Pacific Union College. I obtained my Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Loma Linda University and continued with Loma Linda’s orthodontic residency program and earned a Master of Science and specialty degree in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics, I’ve also had extensive experience in cleft palate treatment and orthognathic surgery.
Committed to Excellence
Each year, I continue to take more than 60 hours of continuing education to remain current on the latest technological developments and surgical treatment. In addition, I help to educate future generations of orthodontists by lecturing at local or national meetings.
Excellence in the Orthodontic Community
It has been my honor to receive the Table Clinic Research Award from the California Dental Association, and the Foundation for Orthodontic Research Award. It has also been my privilege to publish articles in the American Journal of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics as well as deliver various continuing education presentations. My membership in several professional associations includes:
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- California Dental Association
- Tulare-Kings Dental Society
- LLU Orthodontic Alumni Association, past president
A native Californian, I live in Visalia with my wife Anne. We have four grown children and three grandchildren. We also have our own “zoo” that includes two Dachshunds and two cats.
When I’m not in the office, I love to be outdoors: gardening, hiking, running and snow skiing. I also enjoy creating art and watching sports events. That being said, Disneyland is one of my favorite places because I refuse to let the “kid in me” grow up.