I feel very lucky to be an orthodontist! There is nothing better than seeing your patients’ new smile and knowing that you helped them develop it. Creating beautiful smiles and building lasting relationships with my patients and their families is one of my genuine passions. A great smile is so important to everyone. Happiness begins with a smile!
I have always wanted to help people. My father is a dentist, and I knew from an early age that it would be a good fit for me too. I spent the first six years of my career as a general dentist in practice with my father, where I learned the importance of treating people with kindness and respect, and as individuals with unique needs. It was a tough decision to leave my father’s practice, pack up my family, and pursue a career in orthodontics, but it’s a decision I will never regret.
Education and Continuing Education
- Undergraduate degree, pre-dental – University of Georgia, 1994
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery – University of Tennessee, College of Dentistry, 1998
- Master of Dental Science and orthodontic certificate – University of Tennessee, postdoctoral orthodontics, 2007
When it comes to continuing my education, I prefer to take clinical courses that help keep me up to date on advanced treatment techniques. It is always my goal to provide the best possible care for my patients. I enjoy furthering my knowledge in accelerated orthodontics, laser treatments, aesthetic orthodontic treatment, and the most efficient ways to help my patients obtain beautiful smiles.
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Southern Association of Orthodontists
- Georgia Association of Orthodontists, secretary/treasurer
- Hinman Dental Society
- Rotary Club of Forsyth County
Outside the Office
I am originally from Pine Mountain, a small town on the central west side of the state. My wife Holly, my son Liam, our two golden retrievers, three rescue horses, and a mule live on a small farm in Canton. When I’m not in the office, I love being in nature, whether it’s on the golf course, working on the farm, or fishing.
I also enjoy being involved in Rotary to keep me plugged into the city of Cumming. We get to volunteer in the community and provide five challenge scholarships to well-deserving seniors of Forsyth County.
Personally, I feel very lucky to be able to support the following four nonprofit organizations in my community:
- Jesse’s House emergency children’s shelter
- Supporting Adoption & Foster Families Together (SAFFT)
- Save the Horses
- Soul Purpose of Giving