I love what I do and am committed to providing my patients with the best orthodontics possible in a caring and fun-filled atmosphere. Over the years, I have developed an amazing staff that loves orthodontics and our patients possibly more than I do. They have fun and make it exciting for everyone. Come join in the fun!
I am a board-certified orthodontist with more than 30 years of experience. I received my Bachelor’s degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1970. While still in the US Army, I graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center Dental School in San Antonio in 1977 and received my orthodontic degree from the University of Missouri in Kansas City in 1981.
After serving nine years as a military orthodontist in Germany, Texas, and Alaska, I brought my family to Oregon in 1990 where I began the private practice of orthodontics in Portland and Scappoose. I opened an additional office in Beaverton in 1999.
I belong to the Tri-county Orthodontic Study Club, a group of 12 local orthodontists committed to staying current on the latest orthodontic techniques, materials, and research. Technology and orthodontic materials have improved so much in the last ten years that orthodontics is more exciting than ever.
I am not a native Oregonian, as I was born in New Orleans, LA in a military family and grew up all over the world. I went to 12 schools in Japan, New York, Georgia, North Carolina, Louisiana, Germany, and Kansas before I finished high school. Then I joined the Army and headed off to West Point.
While at West Point, I met my wife, Marge, on a blind date in El Paso, TX. We’ve been married for over forty years, but who is counting? We have four grown children: Jason lives in Draper, UT with his three children, Kendal, Carter, and Addison. Michael and his wife, Shannon, live in Park City, UT with their sons, Taylor and Boston. Kenny followed in my footsteps and graduated from West Point in 2004, but that is where our paths split. After serving for seven years as a Blackhawk pilot, with two tours in Iraq, he left the Army, just received an MBA from Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University, and is finishing up with a MPA from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. Suzanne, our baby, is in her fourth year of medical school at OHSU and like her Dad and brother, will be joining the Army when she graduates. Both Kenny and Suzanne will be getting married this summer. Marge and I are very proud of all of our kids, but are finding that we like our grandkids even more!
In my free time, I enjoy my grandkids (all five of them), golf, computers, reading, hiking with Marge, and a little fishing. I also enjoy basketball, but that means I enjoy watching it, not that I can play, as my kids frequently remind me.
We have been in Portland for more than 20 years and couldn’t be happier (unless our grandkids were here). The decision to move to Portland when I got out of the Army was one of the three most important decisions in my life. The other two were asking Marge to marry me and deciding to become an orthodontist. Life is good.
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