Orthodontics is a challenging and fulfilling profession — one that gives me the opportunity to address unique problems every day with the goal of providing a smile that will last a lifetime. I enjoy going to work every day and seeing wonderful people who trust me to provide the best results which can be attained. It is an awesome and rewarding responsibility to provide the self-confidence that comes from having a beautiful smile!
As third-generation dentist, it has been my pleasure to have served the Memphis community for the past 30 years, the same as my father and grandfather before me. I enjoy providing a service that changes lives.
Education and Experience
I graduated from Memphis University School in 1974 and completed my undergraduate studies at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. I earned my Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Tennessee in 1981 and my Master of Science in orthodontics at the University of Tennessee in 1983.
I pride myself in staying abreast of the latest advancements in orthodontics to ensure that my patients receive the most up-to-date care. To stay on the cutting edge, I am involved with several professional organizations:
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Southern Association of Orthodontists
- Tennessee Association of Orthodontists
- Memphis Association of Orthodontists
- Tweed International Foundation for Orthodontic Research & Education
- American Dental Association
- Tennessee Dental Association
- Memphis Dental Society
Family and Community
My life outside the office revolves around my family. I have been blessed with a wonderful wife, five children, and eight grandchildren. I also love the outdoors. I often spend time at the lake in the summer, play golf, and love waterfowl hunting in the winter.
Just as passionate as I am about my family, I am also passionate about strengthening my community and participating in mission work. I have been blessed in so many ways, and it is with great satisfaction that I give back.
Professionally, I have been and am still involved in mission trips to provide dental care in other countries for people in extreme need. I will be going to Africa and Honduras this next year. For the past 30 years, I have also provided care for the children at the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home. On a more personal note, I am involved in leading Bible study at a halfway house for people who have just been released from prison.