Orthodontics can be a life-changing experience; it certainly was for me! My own treatment not only corrected the function of my smile, but also increased my self-esteem and improved my outlook on life. I hope to have that same effect on my own patients!
I have been practicing orthodontics for so long now that it has become a part of me. The people I work with and treat are the biggest joy and the biggest challenge, and I look forward to every day in my office. It’s always guaranteed to be an adventure!
I received my bachelor’s degree at Johns Hopkins University in 1979, with dean’s list honors. Then I attended the Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery for my dental training as well as my specialty in orthodontics in 1987.
My years of teaching biomechanics and wire properties at Columbia College of Dental Medicine to the orthodontic postgraduate students have made me uniquely qualified to apply scientific principles to achieve each patient’s goals during and after treatment.
I am currently a member of the Second District Dental Society, New York State Dental Association, American Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontists, and Northeastern Society of Orthodontists.
I am also past president of the Columbia Orthodontic Alumni Society and the Richmond County Dental Society. Your children may recognize me from my school visits during February Children’s Dental Health Month. I remain active with the local dental society as a trustee to the Second District and a longtime volunteer and supporter of many local causes here on Staten Island, including Project Hospitality and the YMCA Counseling and Support Services. My staff and I take extensive training and continuing education to give you the best possible service.
Originally from Woodhaven, Queens, I’ve lived in central New Jersey for 25 years. My wife is the head of academic advising at Rutgers State University of New Jersey. She also likes working with young people to improve their outlooks and futures.
I love New York City: the theater, museums, and the beautiful parks. My wife and I can be found on most nice weekends biking, hiking, or enjoying dim sum in Chinatown! We also take occasional trips to go scuba diving!