I appreciate the fact that my patients allow me to become a part of their lives while I provide them with a new and beautiful smile. One of the things that I love about orthodontics is that I get to see many patients throughout the course of a workday, each having their own desires for their smile. I provide this for them by building a relationship rooted in positive communication that sets the foundation for a special and unique bond that I cherish.
I am truly thankful to my parents who made the decision to invest in improving my smile through orthodontic care. As an adolescent, I had a profoundly positive experience with my own orthodontist. I marveled at how genuinely happy my orthodontist was as he worked through his day. Now as an orthodontist myself, I am passionate about providing a service that has a life-changing effect for my patients, young and old. Seeing my patients change as people, in part because of the work that I do, invigorates me to construct a beautiful and healthy smile that is individualized for each patient.
Education and Continuing Education
I am a Sparta, NJ native, and earned my Bachelor of Arts in biology from Rutgers University. I became passionate about pursuing a career in dentistry during a pre-doctoral externship at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center in New Brunswick, NJ. I completed my Doctorate of Dental Medicine at Temple University in Philadelphia, and graduated as one of the school’s most awarded clinical and academic dental students. While at Temple, I was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon fraternity, which recognizes excellence in the study of dentistry. My research was presented at the American Dental Association’s annual meeting, where I earned a rarely awarded membership into SCADA, the Student Clinicians of the American Dental Association.
I completed my specialty orthodontic training at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, where I earned a Master of Science and orthodontic certificate.
I take pride in delivering the finest in service and quality orthodontic treatment. This is accomplished through continuing education on the most advanced orthodontic treatment options, including Damon®, Invisalign®, and Incognito™. I am also a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, the Northeastern Society of Orthodontists, the Queens County Dental Society, the Greater New York Damon Study Club, and the Columbia University Alumni Association.
Outside the Office
I currently reside in New York City and an avid Yankees and Jets fan. In my free time, I enjoy playing golf, tennis, and baseball.