A Love for My Patient’s Radiant Smiles
As an orthodontist, I’m able to use science and artistry to transform my patients’ lives. Being able to give someone a confident and beautiful smile is a gift; my work is professionally and personally rewarding.
My father was an orthodontist here in Heber Valley. He opened Wasatch Orthodontics in 1988 and I took over in 2008. Seeing him at the end of a workday, as he talked about his patients and how they changed as a result of their new smiles, inspired me to join the profession.
I thrive on the relationships that develop between myself and my patients. Orthodontic care takes place over several years, with monthly visits. It’s during those visits, as we talk about the patient’s activities at school or work, their achievements, and plans for the future, that we become friends. Spending my days helping my friends make a positive, lasting change in the life is the best part of being an orthodontist. I cannot imagine anything more fulfilling.
Education and Continuing Education
- Bachelor of Science, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
- Doctorate of Dental Medicine, University of Connecticut, Farmington CT
- Master of Science and Orthodontic Certificate, Columbia University, New York, NY
Each year I attend conferences and complete continuing education courses locally, regionally, and nationally. This ensures I am current on the latest in clinical and product research, as well as the latest technologies. Orthodontics is a fast-changing specialty, and I owe it to my profession and my patients to remain at the leading-edge. My patients trust me to deliver the best care, treatment options, and results. Continuing education allows me to exceed their expectations.
- American Association of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- Rocky Mountain Society of Orthodontists
- Utah Dental Association
In the Community
Wasatch Orthodontics is proud to support local high school athletic teams and sponsor college scholarships. We also work with dentists in the community, to provide free treatment to patients in financial need, and partner with a local university offering community activities. Heber Valley is where I grew up and I want to give back.
Away from the Office
I have lived in Heber City since 1983. When not working, I’m usually with my wife, Linda, and children: Anna, Kathryn, and Caleb. When I can find the time, I enjoy flyfishing, working on an old FJ40, and pretty much any sporting event.