For the past 40 years, I have had the great opportunity to practice orthodontics and change the lives of children and adults in my community. This opportunity has helped me grow in the awareness of those around me, and enabled me to reach out to those in need.
The intricacies of modern orthodontics are a challenge, but my passion is to provide a very meaningful service to my patients. The challenge of providing a mutually agreed-upon treatment plan and motivating patients, particularly adolescents, to do the things that are necessary to achieve an ideal smile is sometimes daunting. It is my goal to be sensitive to those individual needs and expectations and arrive at a successful outcome: a truly amazing smile.
Education and Continuing Education
I received all of my college education at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, where I earned my Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 1964 and my Master of Science in orthodontics in 1972. Since then, I have been actively involved in continuing education to keep abreast of the many changes and advances in orthodontic technology and innovation.
To provide my patients with the cutting-edge treatment they deserve, I complete much more than the minimum CE requirements to update my orthodontic knowledge.
- American Dental Association
- American Association of Orthodontists
- North Carolina Association of Orthodontists
- University of North Carolina Orthodontic Alumni Association
- North Carolina Dental Society
- Lee County Dental Society
Outside the Office
With the exception of my military service in the United States Air Force, I have spent my entire life in North Carolina. I’ve spent the past 40 years right here in Sanford, where I’ve enjoyed living, working, and raising my family. My wife Jane and I were blessed with three children: Jennifer, Courtney, and Brian. They’re all married and have given us eight grandchildren. I find that being a granddaddy is the most fulfilling thing I’ve ever done in my life.
At this stage of my life, I have more time to spend on my golf game. I would like to say it is improving, but that probably is not the case. Spending quality time with my grandchildren is my favorite pastime.
In the Community
The privilege to live in a community like mine, and to enjoy the things that have resulted from efforts of previous generations, carries the responsibility to give back. Over the years, I have served as president of the Chamber of Commerce, Parks and Recreation commissioner, and in my church. For the past five years, I have served on the Lee County Board of Education, and currently serve as chair. This seems a most natural job for me, as I have been an advocate for children my entire professional career. To provide a child with an education is to open the doors of the future for every student.