Orthodontics is more than just my profession; it is my passion! I do not think of myself as an orthodontist, but rather as a “self-esteem-ist”! Orthodontics allows me the opportunity to transform the lives of my patients by giving them beautiful smiles and a new confidence in themselves. I love seeing the changes my patients go through during and after treatment. It is a wonderful thing to be a part of!
Education and Continuing Education
- Emory University
- Emory University School of Dental Medicine
- University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine, Division of Orthodontics
I am involved with the University of Connecticut Orthodontic Department and Nova Southeastern University where I lecture and learn with the residents. I also complete numerous hours of continuing education worldwide, and have lectured as near as Miami and as far as India.
I am currently the President of the Northern Atlantic Component of the Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontics, a prestigious group of orthodontists who have been Board Certified and present the most current research in orthodontics every year. I am also a part of the great team at Miami Children’s Hospital Craniofacial Center. In addition, I am a member of the:
- American Board of Orthodontics, Diplomate
- American Association of Orthodontics
- American Dental Association
- Southern Society of Orthodontics
- South Florida Academy of Orthodontics
- South Dade Dental Society, Past President
- University of Connecticut Orthodontic Alumni Association, President
Outside the Office
I am originally from Miami and have lived in South Miami for over 30 years. My wife, Randi, works with me at the office as our receptionist. We have been very blessed with a wonderful family. Our son, Ryan, is a firefighter with Miami /Dade County and his wife, Jessica, is an attorney specializing in Construction Law. Our daughter, Shani, is a lawyer and my office bookkeeper/techie, and her husband, David, is an attorney specializing in Traffic Law. We have four grandchildren: Hanna, Moie, Milo, and Rori.
I am most devoted to my family and appreciate my good fortune that they live nearby and we can share our day-to-day experiences with them. I am also an ardent sports fan and follow the Miami Heat, Marlins, and Dolphins. When I have free time, I enjoy skiing, fishing, traveling, and working on my handicap on the golf course.