Orthodontics is a vehicle that I have the opportunity to use to influence my patients’ quality of life in a way that will last a lifetime. I have a passion for taking on challenging orthodontic problems and weaving the aesthetics and function together so that my patients’ dental health may be improved. No two mouths and no two people are the same. I enjoy the variety that exists between my patients and their orthodontic needs.
There is a soul attached to every person who comes into our practice. It is my honor to have the opportunity to help their quality of life in a small way. Along with my team, I am committed to offering quality services. We tend to each individual’s needs by taking time to listen first, and then focus on the treatment plan at hand.
Education and Continuing Education
- BS honors degree – Oregon State University
- Doctorate of Dental Medicine – Oregon Health Sciences University
- Master of Science and certificate in orthodontics – University of Detroit Mercy
My formal education provided me with an excellent foundational knowledge of orthodontics and oral healthcare, but the field is constantly changing. Because I pursue continuing education, our patients are the beneficiaries of the most up-to-date treatment techniques and materials, and best practices that are backed by current science.
I am a member of the Spear Study Club and attend courses through the American Association of Orthodontists, Montana State Orthodontic Society, 2nd District Dental Society, and Christian Medical and Dental Association.
- Christian Medical and Dental Association
- Board-certified Diplomate, American Board of Orthodontics
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Rocky Mountain Society of Orthodontists
- Montana State Orthodontic Society
- American Association of Orthodontists Foundation
- American Dental Association
- Montana Dental Association
- 2nd District Dental Society
Family and Community
When I’m not at work, you can find me in a variety of places, depending on the time of year: coaching youth baseball in the spring, camping/hiking/trail running in the summer, hunting in the fall, and skiing and ice fishing in the winter. Most importantly, I like to spend time with my family.
I am blessed to be married to my incredible wife with four amazing children. We love being involved with our church, enjoying the great outdoors, and vacationing with a purpose through overseas missions trips.
As the recipient of others’ invested time while in my youth, it is my privilege to give back and invest in the lives of our future legacy — our youth! I volunteer at my local church through acting in Vacation Bible School and facilitating life groups. Additionally, I volunteer with coaching youth sports through Little League Baseball, as well as with the Parks and Recreation department.