Orthodontics has been a great profession, involving terrific colleagues in my own specialty and in dentistry. It has been with rich with stories of people’s lives and their accomplishments.
A smile means so much as an expression. It makes people feel so good to get a smile, and to give one in return. I have always believed that orthodontics is one of the greatest gifts a parent can give to a child.
Not a day goes by that laughter doesn’t permeate the office. My patients and staff even manage to laugh at my jokes! We believe that genuine care and compassion goes a long way in creating satisfied, smiling patients.
Education and Continuing Education
- Undergraduate degree – Murray State University
- Doctorate of Dental Medicine – University of Kentucky College of Dentistry
- Military service – USAF Dental Corps at Eglin AFB: oral surgery, prosthodontics, periodontics, and anesthesiology rotations
- Post-graduate orthodontic certificate – Louisiana State University School of Dentistry
- Post-graduate mini residency – University of Washington School of Dentistry
The profession of orthodontics has never been static; new techniques are developing at a rapid pace to benefit all. As an orthodontist dedicated to improving my patients’ lives, I have continued to expand my knowledge and education in all aspects of dental and orthodontic technology, procedures, and enhanced diagnostics.
- American Dental Association
- Florida Dental Association
- West Coast Dental Association
- Manatee Dental Society, past president
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Southern Association of Orthodontists, past president
- Florida Association of Orthodontists, past president
- Fellow, American College of Dentists
Outside the Office
I was born in Williamsburg, Virginia and primarily grew up in Murray, a small university town in western Kentucky. My family tree goes back to the mid-1700s, when my ancestors came with Daniel Boone to settle not far from the Ohio and Mississippi rivers.
I live in Bradenton with five grown children. I treasure each of my five grandchildren for who they are and the happiness they have. The majority of my free time is spent with family or on the golf course.
Civic and Charitable Service
I have been involved in Manatee County through numerous charitable and service organizations since I came to town in 1988. I’ve had the opportunity to meet great people and do great things.
- President of Manatee Symphony Guild
- Sarasota Symphony Orchestra, board, secretary
- Manatee Concert Association board
- Manatee Players, president and board
- American Cancer Society Manatee Chapter, president
- American Lung Association of Manatee, president’s council
- Cub Scout den leader
- Manatee Chamber of Commerce, board
- United Way division leader
- Little League and Youth Soccer team sponsor, coach
- Bradenton Kiwanis Club Foundation officer and board member
- Bradenton Kiwanis Club, past president, member
- Scholarship Committee, Better Manatee Day, Family Night, Kids Night
- Boys Club of Manatee County, volunteer
- Salvation Army, volunteer
- Christ Episcopal Church Sunday School teacher, verger, and vestry member
- American Red Cross Manatee County Chapter, board
- Take Stock in Children, leadership council & executive board, Chair Leadership Prayer Breakfast
- Manatee Health Care Alliance, charter member/dental representative
- Manatee County Chamber of Commerce, Small Business of the Year, 2008
- Our Daily Bread, volunteer
- Commonwealth of Kentucky, Kentucky Colonel
- Manatee County Chamber of Commerce, Champions of Healthcare – Individual of Merit Award, 2013
- Sarasota Magazine, Dentist of the Year, 2014
- Bradenton Herald, People’s Choice Award Finalist, 2014