I feel very privileged to have the opportunity to be an orthodontist and have the ability to help my patients create the healthy, beautiful smiles they deserve. I absolutely love what I do, and after 35 years of practicing, I still look forward to going to work every day. You will always be treated as an individual, and my staff and I have fun providing your orthodontic care. We want to make it fun for you as well!
I received my Bachelor of Science degree and graduated with distinction, earned my Doctor of Dental Surgery, finishing fourth in a class of 111, and continued on for my Master of Science in Orthodontics all from the University of Minnesota. I take numerous continuing education courses annually so my patients can take advantage of the newest and most advanced treatment technology available.
- Academy of General Dentistry Award:
Given to the student who, in the opinion of the faculty of dentistry, showed the greatest interest, knowledge and proficiency in general dentistry during their senior year.
- Omicron Kappa Epsilon honor:
An honor for dental students for academic excellence.
- Psi Omega Scholastic Achievement Award:
Achievement award for attaining the highest grade point average in the fraternity (Psi Omega).
- American Dental Association
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Minnesota Dental Association
- Minnesota Association of Orthodontists
Outside the Office
I am a native of Bemidji and currently reside in Winona with my wife, Sandy. We have three grown children, Brandon, Jason, and Cortney, and a dog, Maple. When I’m not in the office, I enjoy fishing, hunting and making traditional folding pocket knives. I am also an avid long-distance runner and have completed eight marathons. I have been a member of the YMCA and the Chamber of Commerce for 33 years.