Orthodontics is one of the best professions anyone could have. It combines art and science to help improve the lives and increase the confidence of the people around us. My staff and I are enriched daily by our unique and wonderful patients and parents.

Education and Experience

I graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, where I earned my Doctorate of Dental Surgery and my Master of Science to specialize in orthodontics. I served in the US Navy as a Lt. Commander and a dental surgeon.

Previously, I also served as a professor and chairman of the Orthodontic Residency Program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Currently, I am a clinical professor at the University of Colorado Medical Center.

I have served as a member of the National Council on Education for the American Association of Orthodontists, president of the Colorado Orthodontic Association, and trustee for the Rocky Mountain Society of Orthodontists, and I regularly attend regional and national orthodontic educational programs.

I’m humbled to have been consistently voted as a top orthodontist in the state of Colorado by my peers for more than 15 years. I also feel privileged to have served on mission trips to provide dental care to the beautiful, indigent people of Honduras.

Office life

Our team is exceptional because of their attention to detail, experience, and longevity with the practice. Many have been with me for more than 10 years! Each team member takes a genuine interest in every individual. It is our goal to make orthodontics as fun and enjoyable as possible with lots of humor and lightheartedness.  We are grateful for the opportunity to treat you and your family.

Community involvement

Being active in the community is very important to me. I am a member of several local and national organizations, including:

  • Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurses Association, past board member
  • Steamboat Parks and Recreation Commission, past chairman
  • United Way
  • Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club
  • Steamboat Springs High School Booster Club
  • Moffat County High School Booster Club
  • Steamboat Springs Chamber of Commerce
  • Craig Chamber of Commerce

Outside the Office

I am originally from Lincoln, Nebraska, and am proud to have lived and worked in Steamboat Springs for more than 25 years. When I’m not creating beautiful smiles, I enjoy all the outdoor activities the Colorado mountains have to offer.

Professional Associations

American Association of Orthodontists® 


On this site, you can learn about orthodontic specialists in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of dental and facial irregularities. The correction of tooth and jaw alignment results in a healthy, attractive smile that’s good for life.

American Board of Orthodontics® 


The mission of the American Board of Orthodontics is to establish and maintain the highest standards of clinical excellence in orthodontics.