I am convinced I have the best job in the world!
Every day I work with patients of all ages, getting to know them on a personal level and building a real connection. As my patient moves through treatment, our bond grows and we become friends. At the same time, I see the physical and emotional changes in the person: I love watching someone who was barely willing to smile at their first visit transform into a mature, confident individual who can’t stop showing off their incredible finished smile!
It is gratifying to see our younger and teen patients develop self-confidence as they go through treatment; it’s just as fulfilling to see the pride in an adult who’s achieved the smile they’ve long desired.
As an orthodontist, I see these transformations every day and I cannot imagine a more rewarding, wonderful profession!
The Easton Orthodontics Team
My team members have an incredible knack for keeping our patients laughing and smiling during treatment. They perform their tasks at the highest level, yet they make it look easy and fun.
We understand the responsibility we’re assuming when we start treatment and are serious about what we do, yet we don’t take ourselves too seriously. We are a family here and our patients know we care about them: their comfort is our top priority and their smiles are our reward!
- Bachelor’s degree, University of Scranton
- Doctorate of Dental Medicine (DMD), Temple University School of Dentistry
- Master of Science in Dentistry (MSD) and Orthodontic Certificate, University of Washington School of Dentistry
The orthodontic field is constantly changing. Advancements in techniques, emerging technologies, and new materials mean more options, better diagnostics and treatment planning, and more efficient, comfortable care.
Each year I take a wide range of continuing education in order to stay current on these developments. While I focus on orthodontics, I also seek to understand the advances in other oral healthcare specialties. By seeing the big picture, I’m able to better diagnose and treatment plan; in turn, my patients receive stronger care and develop a stable, healthy, and confident smile!
In addition to attending orthodontic and dental meetings, lectures, and seminars, I’m an active member of the Spear Study Club and a member of and past president of the Lehigh Valley Dental Study Club.
I also serve as attending faculty for St. Luke’s University Health Network Dental Residency.
- American Board of Orthodontics, Board Certified
- College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics
- American Association of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- Pennsylvania Dental Association
- Lehigh Valley Society of Orthodontists, member and past president
- Lehigh Valley Dental Study Club, member and past president
- Spear Study Club
- St. Luke’s General Practice Residency, attending faculty
Beyond the Practice
A Scranton native, I’ve lived in Lower Nazareth with my family since 2004. My wife Alisa and I were high school sweethearts; we married while in dental school and now have two children.
Brandon, our son, is studying Biology at the University of Scranton; Amelia, our daughter, is in high school and is an avid field hockey and lacrosse player. Our family is rounded out by our dog, Puck, who’s the cutest Havanese in the world!
Outside the office, I enjoy time with my family, especially our backyard BBQs. I also love to play golf; you’d think that, after all the years I’ve spent on the links, I’d be better at it!
By the way, I am a regular blood donor at the Miller Keystone Blood Center and have surpassed the 40-gallon donation mark. I started donating blood when I was in college, all because Domino’s Pizza was giving away free pizza to all donors (funny, but true!).
In 2017, my son Brandon was diagnosed with leukemia and I realized just how important blood donations are: he required about 20 units of blood during chemotherapy. I continue to donate blood to help save someone’s life – like other donors saved Brandon’s.