Meet Our Doctors

myOrthos is proud to partner with some of the best orthodontists in the Northeast, Midwest and

mid-Atlantic who share our passion for providing excellent patient care to the community.  

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Dr. Ashley Acevedo

Orthodontist
CT Braces

A NYC native, Dr. Ashley graduated from Stony Brook University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Business Management. She went on to receive her dental degree from the University of Connecticut and completed her specialty training in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics at the University of Buffalo. During her residency, she became Invisalign certified, completed her master’s thesis in the field of 3D Imaging, and attended many continuing education courses where she learned the newest technologies and techniques in orthodontics. She is a member of several professional associations and is committed to lifelong learning in order to provide the highest standard of care to her patients and help them achieve beautiful smiles. Dr. Ashley truly enjoys developing a unique relationship with her patients and their families throughout their treatment. She prides herself in treating each patient like family and ensuring that she understands their individual treatment needs. Her philosophy is to provide exceptional orthodontic treatment and patient-centered care in a friendly, comfortable environment. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with family, friends, and most importantly, her dog Wally. You can usually find her and Wally hiking a new trail and exploring CT. After working as an Orthodontist in Buffalo for the last 3 years, Dr. Ashley is happy to be back in Connecticut and call it home.

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Dr. Joshua Baum

Orthodontist and Affiliate Partner
Baum Braces

Dr. Baum has been setting the standard in outstanding orthodontic care in our area since 2004, creating thousands of healthy smiles for both children and adults. Dr. Baum’s extensive educational background, coupled with his vast experience and expertise, has resulted in him being recognized as an esteemed member of the orthodontic community. Dr. Baum maintains memberships in prestigious professional organizations such as the American Dental Association and the American Association of Orthodontists. Born in North Haven, Dr. Baum has spent most of his life in Connecticut. Dr. Baum received his Bachelor of Science degree from Tufts University in Boston. He then went on to earn his Doctor of Medical Dentistry at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine, and ultimately he received his Orthodontic Certificate and a Master’s of Science at the University of Buffalo. Dr. Baum and his wife, Shana, have two boys who are their absolute and cherished pride and joy. He, his wife, and his staff are all entrenched and active supporters of the community. Dr. Baum is an avid sports fan and participant. You can catch him in the winter at the hockey rinks with his sons or out in the water or on a tennis court in the summer. He is a huge hockey and football fan and loves all things Boston. As a big Red Sox supporter, he often finds himself in the minority surrounded by Yankees fans at the office, including most of the staff! Although he receives great enjoyment from his work, clearly the most rewarding part of the day are his interactions with his patients and seeing their smiles grow.

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Dr. Todd Bivins

Orthodontist and Affiliate Partner
Bivins Orthodontics

Dr. Todd Bivins was born in Richmond, Virginia where he spent the first 25 years of his life. He is married to Jennifer Payne Bivins and they have three children: John Harrison Bivins, "Jack", who was born in 1999; Alexandra "Alex" Payne Bivins born in 2001 and Lily Taylor Bivins born in 2004. The Bivins family lives in Suffolk. Dr. Bivins is a 1988 graduate of Highland Springs High School in Highland Springs, Virginia. From 1988-1991, he attended Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, where he majored in biology and earned early acceptance into dental school. From 1991-1995, Dr. Bivins attended the Medical College of Virginia, School of Dentistry, where he received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree with honors. Dr. Bivins continued his specialty training in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics at the University of Detroit Mercy (1995-1997), where he received his certificate as an orthodontic specialist as well as a Master’s degree in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. Dr. Bivins is a helicopter pilot, and also an accomplished artist whose work has won several awards. Specializing in a technique known as photorealism, Dr. Bivins’ art has been displayed in museums, including the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

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Dr. Nial Blanck

Orthodontist and Affiliate Partner
Baum Braces

Dr. Blanck is a CT native and earned his B.S. in chemistry from the University of Connecticut in 2013. He completed dental school at the UConn School of Dental Medicine in 2017, and was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon dental honors society. He continued his orthodontic training at UConn, where he earned his master’s degree in dental science and obtained his orthodontic certificate in 2020. He continues to teach at the orthodontic program at UConn as a volunteer clinical faculty member. In February 2021, he became board certified by the American Board of Orthodontics (ABO) to reach the highest standard of excellence in the field of orthodontics. He currently resides in Milford, CT with his wife Lauren, baby boy Stanley, and three kitties Gracie, Olive, and Alfalfa. He is an active member of the Connecticut Wheelmen bicycle group and spends much of his free time riding, working on, and collecting antique bicycles. His other favorite hobbies are restoring antique cars with his dad and fishing on Long Island Sound with his extended family.

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Dr. Byron Bonebreak Jr.

Orthodontist and Affiliate Partner
Vanguard Orthodontics

Orthodontics enables me to play an important part in improving the dental health and self-esteem of my patients, young and old alike! I feel that there is no greater compliment than when former patients come back just to visit, and many times for me to treat their children. In order to become an orthodontist, I attained my Bachelor of Science and Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the University of Pittsburgh. I graduated from West Virginia University with my Master of Science and certificate of orthodontics. I am a board-certified orthodontist. The American Board of Orthodontics reports that only one in three orthodontists is board certified. A board-certified orthodontist has voluntarily gone through hundreds of additional hours of preparation to demonstrate the judgment, skills, and knowledge required to provide the highest level of patient care. We have achieved board certification through the American Board of Orthodontics, the only orthodontic specialty board recognized by the American Dental Association and in affiliation with the American Association of Orthodontists. I continually participate in continuing education courses in order to stay abreast of all the changes and improvements in the science of orthodontics. This allows me to treat my patients with the most modern and effective procedures and materials. As a professor of orthodontics, I play a role in the dental education of many of the young dentists and orthodontists in Maryland and the surrounding states. Teaching encourages me to use the most technologically advanced methods of modern orthodontic treatment. This includes 3-Dimensional Cone Beam CT imaging, soft-tissue laser procedures, reduced-friction self-ligating braces, gentle “space age” memory alloy wires, temporary anchorage devices (TADs), Invisalign® clear aligners, and aesthetic ceramic braces. Dentistry is a fabulous profession for any young man or woman. We enjoy the rewards of helping satisfy patients’ orthodontic needs while having a positive effect on their lives, especially for children and teenagers. There is certainly more to orthodontics than just straightening teeth. An improved appearance through orthodontic treatment can greatly enhance one’s self-esteem, and enhanced self-esteem can improve one’s quality of life! Our practice is designed with your needs in mind. We try to accommodate the busy schedules of our patients and parents. We really work and succeed at staying on time, thus eliminating waiting by our patients. I am originally from Cumberland and have lived in Howard County for more than 25 years. My favorite weekend activities involve watching the Skins, Ravens, and Orioles. I like to play just about any sport involving a ball. I hope to take up running one day, but I have been saying that for a long time! I am also very likely to show up at your school plays and sporting events. I really enjoy seeing my patients participate in the activities I enjoyed as a student. As a Navy Reservist working for the Guidance and Admissions Department at the Naval Academy, I have awarded appointments to the Naval Academy to Howard County students that, in total, have a value of more than 14 million dollars!

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Dr. David Bonebreak

Orthodontist
Vanguard Orthodontics

The great part about orthodontics is that it allows me to meet patients in a positive atmosphere and participate in something that is potentially life changing. Your smile is an expression of emotion, and is often the first characteristic others remember! Improving your smile has the potential to improve numerous aspects of your life. I received my Bachelor of Science from the University of Maryland, and graduated magna cum laude. I earned my Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Maryland, also with magna cum laude recognition. Then I completed a residency in orthodontics while concurrently obtaining my Master of Science at NOVA Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. I am proud to be a board-certified orthodontist. The American Board of Orthodontists reports that only one in three orthodontists is board certified. A board-certified orthodontist has voluntarily gone through hundreds of additional hours of preparation to demonstrate the judgment, skills, and knowledge required to provide the highest level of patient care. Such practitioners have achieved board certification through the American Board of Orthodontics: the only orthodontic specialty board recognized by the American Dental Association and in affiliation with the American Association of Orthodontists. I regularly attend the national meeting held annually by the American Association of Orthodontists, which furnishes the latest information on orthodontic research and treatment. In addition, I participate in local continuing education courses and events held by the Howard County Dental Association and the Maryland State Dental Association. I am currently the president of the Maryland State Society of Orthodontics. Because the field of orthodontics is constantly changing, I find it imperative to remain current on the latest in orthodontic research through professional publications. I enjoy keeping up to date with my patients’ lives outside of the orthodontic office. I believe that orthodontics is perhaps the only profession in healthcare that entails regular, consistent contact with the patient. This allows me not only to follow my patients’ progress with their smile, but also their outside endeavors in school, sports, or their career. When I’m not at work, I enjoy taking in all the Baltimore and DC metropolitan areas have to offer, from historic sites to the local professional sports teams.

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Dr. Carol Bongiovanni

Orthodontist
DeQuattro Orthodontics

Dr. Carol Bongiovanni grew up around Aquidneck Island and received a Bachelor of Science Degree from The Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute with a major in Biology. She graduated from Tufts Dental School with a D.M.D. in 1993 and completed her orthodontic residency in 1995. She moved to Marin County, California after graduation and worked full time in a private practice until 2016. In 2017, she moved back to Rhode Island to be closer to her family. Dr. Bongiovanni volunteered as an associate professor in the orthodontic department at the University of the Pacific in San Francisco for 15 years. She was a member of the Marin County Dental Care Society that provides dental care for undeserved children. Her interest in orthodontics started when she had braces as a teenager and was encouraged by her new, healthy smile at the finish of the treatment. Her orthodontist became her inspiration! She enjoys traveling, hiking, skiing, snowboarding and baking for willing recipients! One of her favorite things about moving back home is seeing all four seasons again.

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Dr. James Crouse

Orthodontist & Affiliate Partner
The Brace Place

Dr. James M. Crouse is a native of Salisbury. He graduated from Wicomico High School in 1978 and received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland at College Park. Dr. Crouse attended dental school at the University of Maryland at Baltimore, graduating magna cum laude in 1985. He joined the United States Air Force after dental school and completed a one-year general practice residency at Barksdale AFB hospital in 1986. Dr. Crouse practiced general dentistry at RAF Bentwaters in the United Kingdom for three years and then left for orthodontic training. The Air Force sponsored Dr. Crouse’s orthodontic training at Emory University in Atlanta, from which he graduated in 1991. He spent the next three years as the orthodontic consultant at Spangdahlem Air Base in Germany. In 1994, Dr. Crouse left the Air Force to return home to practice with Dr. Alfred Beattie. Dr. Beattie retired in 1995.

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Dr. Frank DeQuattro

Orthodontist & Affiliate Partner
DeQuattro Orthodontics

Dr. Frank DeQuattro attended Boston University School of Dental Medicine where he received his Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry (D.M.D.) degree. He graduated magna cum laude and was the Valedictorian of his class as well as the class president. He continued his education at Boston University and completed a two-year residency in orthodontics, and was selected for membership in the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society and the Pierre Fauchard Academy International Dental Honor Society. Prior to attending dental school, Dr. DeQuattro was a mechanical engineer for several years and received his Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Rhode Island. He has worked on several interesting projects for NASA and the Department of Defense. As an engineer for McDonnell Douglas Aerospace Company, he worked on projects for the International Space Station. He was also a project engineer for a defense contractor in Newport working on US submarine systems at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center. Dr. DeQuattro is a retired Colonel in the US Army Dental Corps having served in the National Guard. He received his commission in 1983 and has served in the reserves for over 25 years. In 2004, he was called to active duty and served for four months in Iraq. He is a proud veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom. On a peronal note, Dr. DeQuattro is a resident of South Kingstown, RI, where he lives with his wife and three daughters. As a native Rhode Islander, he grew up in Johnston and was active in sports through high school. He enjoys boating, hiking, skiing with his family, and fishing with friends. He keeps active by competing in local running events and practicing heated power yoga. His love of hiking has brought him some amazing experiences such as climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa and Mt. Aconcagua in Argentina. He teaches sailing instruction for the RI Special Olympics and coaches youth soccer. He is very active in the South Kingstown community and sponsors many local soccer, baseball, and basketball youth teams. He has also performed volunteer humanitarian dental services in impoverished communities in Central America and the Caribbean.

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Dr. Shyam Desai

Board-Certified Orthodontist and Affiliate Partner
CT Braces

Dr. Shyam Desai is a board-certified orthodontist and has been providing his patients with the most advanced and comprehensive orthodontic care since 2008. He enjoys providing quality orthodontic care to patients of all ages. His extensive training and years of experience have given him a strong understanding of diagnosis, treatment planning, biomechanics, and biomaterials, allowing him to provide each patient with the high standard of care they come to expect and deserve. He finds great joy in helping his patients achieve and maintain beautiful, healthy smiles that boost their self-esteem and will give them greater self-confidence for a lifetime. After graduating from Shelton High School, Dr. Desai went on to earn his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Fairleigh Dickinson University, graduating Summa Cum Laude. He continued his education by graduating from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey with his Doctorate of Dental Medicine and attending the University of Connecticut for his Master of Dental Science degree and orthodontic residency training. Having published his research “Dynamic Smile Analysis: Changes with Age,” Dr. Desai has a great understanding of what is needed to provide a lasting smile. In addition to regular continuing education, he is also an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists, American Board of Orthodontics, Northeastern Society of Orthodontists, Connecticut State Dental Society, and Local Dental Societies. Away from the office, Dr. Desai enjoys spending time with his family, including his wife Kinnari, daughters Lana, Lexi, Liya, and son, Luca. He is passionate about health and fitness, and often participates in CrossFit, wiffleball, and basketball. He is also an avid fan of the Yankees, UConn basketball, Giants, and Knicks.

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Dr. John Duthie

Orthodontist and Affiliate Partner
Duthie Orthodontics

​​​​​​​​My name is John Duthie and I am thrilled to serve my patients with the utmost personal, most modern care at Duthie Orthodontics. I grew up in Ithaca and I am proudly raising my family here in upstate New York. I graduated from Ithaca High School, and am a proud member of the Ithaca High School Hall of Fame. I was honored to attend the United States Naval Academy, where I was an All-American lacrosse player. After my four years of undergraduate study, I served in the Navy as a surface warfare officer, with a specialty in ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​missile defense systems.When my service ended, I decided to pursue a dental career at the University of Buffalo, followed by a three-year orthodontic residency at Eastman Dental Center in Rochester. I enjoyed my time at Eastman and, in addition to having a full-time private practice, I have served on the faculty as a part-time associate professor/ lecturer in both clinical and research arenas for more than 15 years. I have had the good fortune to be published in a number of professional journals. At Duthie Orthodontics, we pride ourselves on the perfect balance of professionalism, personalized care, and FUN! In addition to committing to the most modern techniques and equipment, my favorite aspect of patient care is that all our treatment is done in private rooms. This allows parents and patients time during every appointment to interact personally with me, and to enjoy an unrushed, friendly environment that ensures a great flow of communication and comfort. We have the latest technology, including 3D intraoral scanners that enable us not to have to take those gooey impressions!! When I am not perfecting smiles, I can be found coaching lacrosse and hockey, or taking on more than I should with home remodeling projects. The best part of my week is spending time with my wife Bridget, my children Lauren, Jack, and Caroline, and my English Bulldog Lola.

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Dr. Anthony Farrow

Orthodontist and Affiliate Partner
Farrow Orthodontics

As an Orthodontist Dr. Anthony Farrow understands the amazing benefits of a beautiful smile. As your orthodontist, he want to help you achieve the smile that gives you the confidence and happiness you deserve. As a native Philadelphian, born and raised in West Philadelphia and Mt. Airy he feels a great connection to the wonderful community he serves, and considers all his patients to be like family. he is always reminded why he became an orthodontist by his fellow dentists, peers, office staff and wonderful patients who put a smile on his face every day. Dr. Anthony Farrow graduated from Central High School. He went on to the Pennsylvania State University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Science. In 1985, he graduated with several honors and finished 5th out of a class of 148 from Temple University School of Dentistry. In 1988, he completed a residency in orthodontics and a Master of Science degree in oral biology. Dr. Farrow has been published in the American Journal of Orthodontics. Dr. Farrow’s trademark is excellence. Continued education is something he feels strongly about as a way to stay up to date with the latest products and technologies as well as treatment techniques. Community involvement is important to Dr. Farrow. He's involved in the New Era Dental Society, The Wadsworth Business Association, The Guardsmen Club and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.

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Dr. Allison Greenberg

Board-Certified Orthodontist
CT Braces

Dr. Ali was born and raised in Upstate New York. She discovered her passion for orthodontics at a young age from her own unique orthodontic treatment. The ability to remodel her patients’ teeth into a confident smile is what truly interests her in the specialty. Her intensive three-year residency training at the University of Michigan has given her the skillset in diagnosis, treatment planning biomechanics and biomaterials to provide optimal patient-centered care. She is excited to continue providing excellent orthodontic care to her patients in Connecticut. Dr. Ali is adamant about giving back to her profession. Throughout her training, she provided dental care to underprivileged communities in the US, as well as internationally in Chile and Ecuador. During dental school. she served as her Chapter’s President of the American Student Dental Association, and currently maintains professional memberships in the American Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontists and Northeastern Society of Orthodontists. She enjoys staying up-to date on the scientific and technological advancements in the orthodontic field by attending conferences, symposiums, and seminars. When Dr. Ali is not creating beautiful smiles, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She leads an active lifestyle consisting of running, working out, tennis, volleyball and golf. She also has a love for dogs, cooking, reading and traveling.

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Dr. Gregory Hack

Orthodontist & Affiliate Partner
OASECT

Dr. Gregory Hack is a graduate of Brown University and the Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery. Following the completion of a general practice residency at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, Dr. Hack pursued his orthodontic specialty training at the University of Connecticut Health Center, studying with Dr. Charles Burstone, the world-renowned expert in the biomechanics of orthodontics. He joined Orthodontic Associates in 1991. Dr. Hack lives in Old Lyme where he has raised three children with his wife Barbara, a local physician. Dr. Hack is very engaged in a number of community Boards, and serves as President of the Old Lyme Rowing Association. The Hack family passion for rowing recently took them to the Rio Olympics, where they supported their son, who was stroke of the USA men’s eight!

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Dr. Jeff Hendrix

Orthodontist & Affiliate Partner
Leiss & Hendrix Orthodontics

I am proud to provide a dental practice specializing exclusively in orthodontics for children and adults in my hometown area of Chester County. It has been rewarding to perfect smiles, build lasting relationships, and give back to the community. A respected dental faculty member once commented that I had “found my calling” when I decided to pursue orthodontics. This specialty conveniently allows me to use both my mind and hands in an innovative and productive manner. It is gratifying to see how a new smile can transform one’s personality and confidence. I graduated from Wake Forest University in North Carolina with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business. Four years later, I graduated with a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. I earned a joint Master of Science (MS) degree and Certificate in Orthodontics after completing a three year program at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry. I am an active member in the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, the Pennsylvania Dental Association, and the Pennsylvania Orthodontic Association. I am proud to be recognized as a “Top Orthodontist” as voted by my peers. I have been married to Parker McLean Hendrix for 22 years, and we are the proud parents of two children, David and Kate. When I am not in the office, I am an avid runner and enjoy all outside activities, especially those associated with water.

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Dr. Richard Hoskinson

Board-Certified Orthodontist & Affiliate Partner
Hoskinson Orthodontics

Dr. Richard Hoskinson is a board-certified orthodontist who has been in private practice in Soctia and the Capital District for over 30 years and is committed to delivering superior care to his family of patients. His practice philosophy is not to meet patients’ expectations but to exceed patients’ expectations! For every patient, at each visit, Dr. Hoskinson strives to provide the finest orthodontic care in an atmosphere that is both professional and fun.

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Dr. Curtis Imel

Orthodontist
Premier Orthodontics

For more than 25 years, Dr. Curtis Imel has focused on giving his patients high-quality orthodontic care with superior aesthetic results. He appreciates the positive effect that braces and orthodontic treatment can have on his patients’ lives, and feels fortunate to have the ability to help people improve their appearance and outlook on life. Dr. Imel enjoys all aspects of orthodontics, from research and continuing education, to working with people of all ages and getting to be part of such a life-changing experience. Dr. Imel is dedicated to providing the best orthodontic care for his patients. His commitment to continuing education makes it all possible. He participates in numerous continuing education courses, including American Association of Orthodontists and Illinois Society of Orthodontists meetings, and has attended the Kois Center for advanced dental education. A native of Earlville, IL, Dr. Imel has made Ottawa, IL his home since 1982. He and his wife Donna have seven children, five of whom are adopted. Dr. Imel’s free time is focused on his family: he spends as much time with them as possible. He enjoys fishing and playing golf, and is active in church and school activities.

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Dr. Darin Iverson

Orthodontist & Affiliate Partner
Iverson Orthodontics

Dr. Darin Iverson, a practicing orthodontist since 1997, earned his dental degree, as well as his specialized post-graduate certification in orthodontics, from the UCLA School of Dentistry. A native of Las Vegas, Nevada, he chose to join the oral healthcare field because of his own experience as a patient. Undergoing orthodontic treatment as a teen had a significant impact on his smile, his confidence, and his oral health. It was one of the best gifts his parents gave him, and he wanted to be able to provide that same gift to others. Dr. Iverson strives to stay current on the latest developments, findings, and treatment modalities for patients. This helps to make treatment efficient, and helps ensure ideal timing and treatment to meet each patient’s individual needs. Dr. Iverson enjoys giving back to his community by volunteering with local youth groups and organizations. He currently serves as a troop scoutmaster with the Boy Scouts of America and is also active in his church. In his spare time, Dr. Iverson enjoys traveling, camping, surfing, exercising, snowboarding, and watching movies. He lived in Bolivia for two years during his undergraduate years and is fluent in Spanish. In recent years, Dr. Iverson has developed an interest in studying languages and is currently working on Italian, French and Portuguese. He also loves spending time with his family. Dr. Iverson has been married to his wife Tammy for 29 years, and together they have raised one daughter and three sons. He hopes one of his children will someday choose to become an orthodontist so that they can work together.

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Dr. Grace Kerr

Orthodontist & Affiliate Partner
Grace Kerr Orthodontics

Helping patients is a natural extension of who I am, and I feel lucky to play this important role in the lives of such wonderful people. It’s rewarding to give someone the gift of improved health and a beautiful smile, and I do everything in my power to make every patient smile right here in my office. As an orthodontist, I recognize that each person has different needs, both clinical and personal. Whether I am working with a child, teen, or adult, I focus on that person and who they are as an individual. By talking with them, and building a rapport, I’m best able to develop the essential connection that will ensure they enjoy their orthodontic experience and their new, incredible smile. I believe the positive experiences our patients enjoy in the practice encourage them to take an active role in taking good care of their smiles for the rest of their lives. I’m passionate about continuing education (CE) and know it’s an essential part of my responsibility as an oral healthcare provider. By remaining current on developing technologies and changes in treatment processes, I am able to continue to deliver to my patients the best care experience, and the strongest results. I regularly attend local, regional, and national meetings and conferences, and participate in webinar events, as well as read the latest research findings. I have a wonderful husband and two terrific children. They are my greatest joy and my deepest pride. When not working or spending time with my family, I enjoy working out, long bike rides and needlepointing. I am an avid reader and some of my favorite books include "Memoirs of a Geisha," "Plainsong" and "The Book of Eleven." I love to participate in various volunteer projects. I’ve traveled to South Africa and New Orleans for mission trips as well as served as a longtime Sunday School teacher. I am involved in my church, the Freestore Foodbank and 1N5, a mental health advocacy organization. My deepest passion, however, is to build into other people so that they recognize their worth in this world. THIS is important to me. I think it is the way I best contribute to making this world a better one.

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Dr. Stephen Labbe

Orthodontist and Affiliate Partner
Labbe Family Orthodontics

Dr. Stephen Labbe graduated with honors from the dental school at Howard University and then completed a General Practice Residency at the V.A. in West Haven, CT. Dr. Labbe returned to Howard University to specialize in Orthodontics. He completed a Master’s Thesis on the Comparison of Bonding Materials, and graduated first in his class, earning a Certificate in Orthodontics. Dr. Labbe joined the practice in 1990 and presently practices with the LFO team at their four locations in Annapolis, Bowie, Gambrills, and Greenbelt. Dr. Labbe lives in Annapolis with his wife, two children, and their two dogs, Riptide and Buoy. He is a life-long fan of the Boston Red Sox and Dallas Cowboys; he enjoys anything to do with the outdoors and soaks up anytime he can to spend time with family.

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Dr. Rebecca Lee

Orthodontist
CT Braces

Dr. Rebecca Lee, DMD, completed her Bachelor of Science from Ursinus College, graduating summa cum laude with honors in research. Following her Bachelors, Dr. Rebecca went on to pursue the Doctorate of Dental Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, graduating at the top of her class. She was inducted into the Matthew Cryer honor society, and was awarded Dean’s scholarship for her accomplishments and academic excellence during her training. She then completed Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics Residency at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Rebecca enjoys working with patients, and creating a healthy and beautiful smile tailored to each person! She is passionate about learning the latest technology and research in orthodontics to stay ahead in providing the best care for her patients. Outside of her professional life, Dr. Rebecca enjoys cooking, running, and spending time with her family and friends.

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Dr. Jeff Leiss

Orthodontist & Affiliate Partner
Leiss & Hendrix Orthodontics

As an orthodontist, I like knowing I have had a positive impact on each patient’s life. It is an honor to enhance a smile: making it more attractive and healthier and developing a relationship with the patient and their families during their treatment time. My goal is quality over quantity. As an artisan in orthodontics, I am not here to sell braces. I am here to establish a result driven game plan before initiating treatment. It is very rewarding to work with the result minded patient to achieve a smile that will last a lifetime. Having practiced for almost 30 years, I am now seeing the children of some of my earlier patients. It’s gratifying to have relationships that span generations within a family! I grew up knowing I wanted to be a dentist. Once I was in dental school, I found myself drawn to the orthodontic specialty. It is the perfect blend of science, medicine and artistry. The additional benefit is seeing patients who want the care I offer and are vested in their treatment and outcome. If I hadn’t become an orthodontist, I would likely have gravitated toward being a master carpenter or builder: I like working with my hands and creating lasting beauty. I attended the University of Maryland, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, where I was awarded my Doctorate of Dental Surgery. Remaining at the university, I completed a challenging orthodontic residency and received my certificate in orthodontics. Dental school and the orthodontic residency gave me a solid foundational understanding of oral health and the mechanics of tooth movement. However, orthodontics is a constantly evolving specialty: ongoing research leads to new methodologies and technologies. I stay current on the latest developments through continuing education courses, lectures, and meetings, and regularly review scientific literature. If I’m not seeing patients, I’m usually found with my family. Dayna, my wife of more than 33 years and I were high-school sweethearts. We have four children: Son Jory, his wife Cristen, and our granddaughter Lennon, our daughter Cree and her husband Oliver, and sons Jamison and Jefferson. I truly love being at home with my family. Whether I’m working in the yard and cutting the grass or we’re relaxing by the pool, it’s always an enjoyable time. I also love eating out, and to balance that, I work out five days a week.

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Dr. Salvatore Manente

Board-Certified Orthodontist and Affiliate Partner
Manente Orthodontics

Dr. Salvatore Manente is committed to providing all patients with attentive care, loyalty, and quality treatment. A beautiful smile begins here! Dr. Manente is a native of Niagara Falls, and graduated from LaSalle High School. His interest in pursuing orthodontics grew out of his father’s passion for dentistry. Dr. Manente received his undergraduate degree in computer science from Niagara University. Even today as an orthodontist, Dr. Manente employs his natural knack for engineering to envision and construct the most beautiful smiles possible. Given his outstanding academics, Dr. Manente was accepted into the State University of New York-Buffalo, where he received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery with honors. To advance his knowledge in this field further, he completed a three-year orthodontic residency at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and graduated with a Master of Science. In May 2007, Dr. Manente became certified by the American Board of Orthodontics. He is an Invisalign® Certified Provider, and specializes in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics. In 1996, Dr. Manente became a partner with Dr. John R. Whiteman. Their similar philosophies and work ethic are the key ingredients to running a successful, effective, and interactive practice that continues to thrive. One of the practice’s biggest landmarks occurred in 2011, when it moved to a brand-new office on Military Road, which enables our patients to be comfortably treated in a state-of-the-art facility with the further amenities. Dr. Manente is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, the Northeastern Society of Orthodontists (for which he has served as president in 2018), the New York State Dental Association, the Eighth District and Niagara County dental societies, and the New York Society of Orthodontists, for which he served as president from 2010 to 2012. He is also a clinical instructor in the graduate orthodontic program at the U.B. Dental School. Dr. Manente is happily married and has two adorable children. His favorite activities include coaching and playing hockey, long-distance running, traveling, playing golf, and spending time with his family. Dr. Manente’s favorite vacation destinations include the Walt Disney theme parks, where he has participated in multiple marathons. He is an active member of the Boys and Girls Club and has been involved in the Porter Cup golf tournament since his early teens as a spectator, committee member, and more recently, a member of the executive committee. He served as tournament chair in 2009.

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Dr. Domenic Mazzocco

Orthodontist and Affiliate Partner
Hanover Orthodontics & South Shore Orthodontics

Dr. Domenic Mazzocco graduated from Harvard University in 1984 with a bachelor of arts degree. He then graduated magna cum laude from Tufts Dental School in 1989 with a DMD degree. He was inducted into the National Dental Honor Society, O.K.U., at graduation. His specialist training was completed at Tufts in 1991, where he received his certificate in orthodontics, allowing him to specialize and limit his practice to orthodontics. After completing his orthodontic specialist training, Dr. Mazzocco came to work with Dr. David Barnes here in Hanover. Dr. Barnes had been practicing here for about 25 years. After working together for 3 years Dr. Barnes retired, leaving Dr. Mazzocco to continue the tradition of excellence in orthodontics that had been established many years before.

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Dr. Kevin McGrath

Board-Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and Affiliate Partner
Oakton Family Orthodontics

Dr. McGrath has been setting the highest standard of excellence in orthodontics for more than three decades! He earned his undergraduate degree from the College of William and Mary, and his dental degree, as well as his specialized post-graduate residency, from the Medical College of Virginia. Outside the office, Dr. McGrath has many special interests. He recently wrote a historical novel (publication pending) entitled "The Way of the Golden Oaks.” His artistic talent includes playing instruments such as Scottish highland and Irish uilleann bagpipes, Irish whistles, and guitar. Dr. McGrath is also an experienced scuba diver, horseman, an expert in archery, and an avid cyclist. Dr. McGrath is a board-certified Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. He is also an active member in many leading dental and orthodontic organizations.

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Dr. Natalie Miller

Orthodontist 
Labbe Family Orthodontics

Dr. Miller received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, where she graduated as the valedictorian of her class with Summa Cum Laude honors. She remained at the University of Maryland for her orthodontic residency training while receiving a Master of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences. During residency, Dr. Miller externed at the Johns Hopkins University Hospital as a part of their craniofacial and cleft palate team, and authored numerous research presentations. On a personal note, Dr. Miller is a proud Marylander and grew up in Southern Maryland along the Chesapeake Bay. When out of the office, Dr. Miller lives an active lifestyle and enjoys being outdoors. She can be found exploring various hiking and cycling trails during the warmer months and snowboarding during the winter months. She currently lives near Annapolis with her husband, two cats, and two Siberian huskies.

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Dr. Anna Muench

Orthodontist 
Vanguard Orthodontics

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Dr. John Nista

Orthodontist & Affiliate Partner
Greeley & Nista Orthodontics

With over 25 years of experience, Dr. John Nista has tremendous passion for orthodontics and the patients he serves. He views his practice like one big happy family! Dr. Nista’s personal interests include golf, fishing, skiing and cooking. He is an active member of the Knights of Columbus and is currently participating in Creative Mentoring. He, too, is a past President of the Delaware State Dental Society. Dr. Nista is married with two children, Jason and Sarah. Being the oldest of five children, he particularly enjoys working with young children. Dr. Nista attended dental school at the University of Pittsburgh, completed a General Practice Residency at the Veterans Administration in Dayton, Ohio and completed his orthodontic training at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. He has had extensive training in surgical jaw procedures. Dr. Nista joined Dr. Greeley in 1990 and a special relationship was born!

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Dr. James O'Leary

Orthodontist & Affiliate Partner
OASECT

Dr. James M. O’Leary is a lifelong resident of Waterford, Connecticut. Based upon his own experience with orthodontics at age 12 and seeing firsthand how straight teeth and a great smile contributed to increased self-esteem and confidence, he chose to pursue a career in orthodontics. He is a graduate of the Ohio State University and Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, MA earning his DMD degree, Summa Cum Laude. Upon graduating from dental school, he went on to complete a comprehensive, 2-year orthodontic residency program at Tufts University. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthodontics. Dr. O’Leary takes a personal and caring approach to orthodontic treatment, making your experience in our office something you can truly smile about! When he’s not treating patients, Dr. O’Leary enjoys spending time with his family, mountain biking, skiing, traveling and playing golf. He remains active in the local community, supporting the local schools and various charities.

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Dr. Johnathan Paley

Orthodontist & Affiliate Partner
5 Towns Orthodontics

Dr. Paley has been practicing orthodontics in the Five Towns for over 22 years, having successfully treated more than 10,000 patients! He is a frequent lecturer & published author and strives to achieve clinical excellence with his many years of experience as he utilizes the latest in orthodontic technology. Dr. Paley is proud of the multitude of smiles he has helped to straighten and enjoys seeing his patients return to the office, long after treatment has been completed.

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Dr. Chirag Parikh

Orthodontist
Pasha Orthodontics

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Dr. Nipa Patel

Orthodontist
Pasha Orthodontics

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Dr. Pranav Patel

Orthodontist & Affiliate Partner
Pasha Orthodontics

Dr. Pranav Patel, a native of Ohio, has been serving Naperville/Aurora and surrounding communities since 1998. He received his dental degree from Ohio State University in 1995. Dr. Patel completed his orthodontics specialty at University of West Virginia in 1998. He is also an Invisalign® Certified Provider. He is currently a member of the ADA, AAO, CDS, and ISO. He is an ISO trustee and will serve as its President in 2022. He continues to participates in various study clubs and organizations. He has also served as a faculty member at WVU for the undergraduate dental students. He takes pride in providing state of the art treatment and is one of the leading Invisalign treatment providers in the country. Dr. Patel, his two girls, and wife reside in Aurora, where they enjoy camping, exercising, and traveling. Dr. Patel’s favorite activities are running, golfing and team outtings. He is committed to providing excellent care in a friendly, honest, and open environment. He enjoys the interaction and relationship with his patients and referring dentists and providing interdisciplinary care for all patients.

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Dr. Chris Peluso

Orthodontist and Affiliate Partner
Peluso Orthodontics

Dr. Chris Peluso was born in Torrejón de Ardoz in Spain while his father, Dr. Joseph Peluso was stationed there when serving in the Air Force. Unfortunately, Dr. Chris only lived there until his first birthday so his Spanish is a little rusty. His family then moved back to the States and he grew up in Cumberland, RI. Dr. Chris attended high school at Bishop Feehan in Attleboro, MA. He then spent 11 years attending university and dental schools in Connecticut. After qualifying as an orthodontist, he joined his father’s practice, Peluso Orthodontics. He now lives in Hopkinton, MA with his wife, Dr. Elizabeth Blake (who he met in residency) and his two children, Lucas and Isabella. Dr. Chris always knew he wanted to be an orthodontist. The main motivation was, like most boys, that he wanted to be like his dad. Besides that, Dr. Chris was drawn to dentistry because of the mixture of art and science. At school, he loved art class and had a natural amptitude for science, so dentistry seemed like a natural fit. Since becoming an orthodontist, Dr. Chris has enjoyed sharing his fun personality with our patients and amazing team. He especially loves to hear children laughing and actually enjoying their time in the office. What’s more, he finds huge satisfaction when a new patient looks in the mirror for the first time after taking off their braces. They are always amazed by the beautiful smile reflecting back at them. Away from dentistry, Dr. Chris’s favorite thing to do is spend time with family and friends, especially watching Boston sports (Go Pats!). He stays fit by attending CrossFit and SwimRun. He is also an avid reader and loves sci-fi/fantasy books.

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Dr. Carl Roy

Board Certified Orthodontist and Affiliate Partner
Roy Orthodontics

Dr. Roy obtained his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the Medical College of Virginia before completing his orthodontic residency at the West Virginia University School of Dentistry, where he received a Master’s of Science Degree with honors. He later attended the Roth/Williams Center for Functional Occlusion and went on to teach post graduate orthodontics for nearly 20 years. In addition to beautiful smiles, Dr. Roy gives his patients healthy jaw joints, functioning bites, and open airways.

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Dr. Emily Sachs

Orthodontist
Hanover Orthodontics

Dr. Sachs grew up in Northeast Connecticut. She graduated magna cum laude from Providence College with her Bachelor of Science in Biology. She then attended the University of Connecticut for her Doctor of Dental Medicine. She was recognized with multiple awards throughout her education including the Leadership Award for Outstanding Service Work and the award for Outstanding Original Research. Following dental school, Dr. Sachs went on to Indiana University to earn a Masters of Science in Dentistry and a Certificate in the Specialty of Orthodontics. Dr. Sachs is a member of the American Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontics, Northeastern Society of Orthodontists, and the Massachusetts Dental Society South Shore District. When not in the office, you can find Dr. Sachs teaching exercise classes in Boston, practicing her tennis skills, and trying out new restaurants! She enjoys traveling and experienced one of her happiest memories participating in a dental mission trip to Chile during dental school. She loves spending time with family, friends and her rescue kitten, Finn.

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Dr. Tushar Shah

Orthodontist & Affiliate Partner
Pasha Orthodontics & Premier Orthodontics

Dr. Tushar Shah, a native of Naperville, IL, has been serving Naperville/Aurora and surrounding communities since 2002. He received his engineering degree from University of Illinois in 1996. Dr. Shah graduated from the U of I dental school in 2000, completed his orthodontics specialty at New York University in 2002, and is board certified by the American Board of Orthodontics. He is an Invisalign® Certified Provider. Dr. Shah is currently a member of the ADA, AAO, CDS, ABO, and participates in various study clubs and organizations. He has also served as a faculty member at NYU for the undergraduate dental students. He takes pride in providing conservative treatment options for patients and their families. Dr. Shah, his four children, and wife reside in Aurora. They enjoy picnicking, exercising, museums, watching movies, or just about anything with the kids. His favorite activities are golfing, dancing, playing basketball, and giving back to the community. He is committed to providing excellent care in a friendly, honest, and open environment. He enjoys the interaction and relationship with his patients and referring dentists, and providing interdisciplinary care for all patients.

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Dr. Laura St. Bernard

Orthodontist
Labbe Family Orthodontics

Dr. St. Bernard attended Tufts University School of Dental Medicine for dental school. After dental school she was blessed to attend Howard College of Dentistry where she received her certificate in orthodontics. Upon graduating from her orthodontic residency, she received an orthodontic postdoctoral award in biomechanics. In Dr. St. Bernard’s spare time, she enjoys mentoring aspiring dentists and helping the youth achieve their dreams! She also loves spending time with her family as it slowly grows in size.

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Dr. Michael Stosich

Orthodontist & Affiliate Partner
iDentity Orthodontics

Dr. Michael Stosich is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. He also serves as the Director of Orthodontics at the University of Chicago and Comer Children’s Hospital. Dr. Stosich is a leader in patient care, serving patients in Grayslake, Gurnee as well as Kenilworth, Wilmette, Chicago and abroad. Dr. Stosich has published and lectured throughout the U.S. and abroad. Breaking the mold of the traditional orthodontist to provide his patients with the most advanced and efficient treatment anywhere, Dr. Stosich spent seven years at top research universities where he performed studies on how to move teeth more efficiently through bone. This yielded numerous publications that lead to important advancements in treating orthodontic patients. His achievements were also awarded by the National Institute of Health, which endowed grants toward future study. Dr. Stosich’s patients now benefit from his advanced smile design techniques. Dr. Stosich brings his expertise in the field as Director of Orthodontics at the University of Chicago hospitals on the craniofacial, sleep apnea, and cleft palate team treating some of the most complex cases in the field. Dr. Stosich believes in giving back to the communities he serves and focuses on charitable giving where it can do the most good by treating underserved and unprivileged children through his involvement in the Smiles Change Lives foundation, Smiles for Service, and Fresh Start Caring For Kids foundation. Dr. Stosich is also involved in local community programs linking orthodontics to philanthropy. He is also a Trustee of The Hadley School for the Blind. He has dedicated his life to providing his patients with the finest treatment available in a warm, caring manner and is committed to providing you the smile you deserve.

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Dr. Sammie Thabet

Orthodontist & Affiliate Partner
Thabet Orthodontics

Many people ask me what I enjoy most about my career. The answer is simple: Taking braces off a child or adult who used to be shy or hide their teeth and seeing a confident, radiant smile. It’s a wonderful sight—and I want to make it happen as much as possible. The field of orthodontics is continually advancing, allowing for better and faster care for my patients. Continuing education helps me stay current on these advances in orthodontics. Each year I take professional courses and attend seminars on the advances in orthodontics. As an orthodontist, I want every patient to have a straight, healthy, and attractive smile—a smile they can be proud of and one that I would want for my child or my wife. I also want every patient to feel comfortable and at ease in my practice, so that coming in for care is enjoyable, not something to fear. I’ll make this happen by taking the time to get to know you, giving you personal care, and treating you like a friend, not just a patient.

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Dr. Maryann Vlahos

Orthodontist
5 Towns Orthodontics

Dr. Vlahos is a board-certified orthodontist and native New Yorker. A graduate of Columbia and Harvard Universities, she has participated in providing dental services and education to underserved communities. As an orthodontist, Dr. Vlahos is passionate about evidence-based treatment and loves building relationships with her patients. She hopes to use her practice as a platform for making a positive impact in the community.

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Dr. Mona Wahab

Orthodontist
Iverson Orthodontics

Dr. Mona Wahab is a native of Northern Virginia, growing up in McLean. She received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree as well as her post-doctoral training in orthodontics from Howard University College of Dentistry. She was among the top students in her class, receiving a number of awards and distinctions throughout her years of study there. Before that, Dr. Wahab completed her Bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience with honors from the College of William and Mary. Dr. Wahab is a board-certified orthodontist, also known as a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. Becoming board certified signifies the orthodontist’s pursuit of continued proficiency and excellence in orthodontics. She is Invisalign® certified and has received extensive training in treating crowding, cross-bites, skeletal jaw discrepancies, and other orthodontic malocclusions. Dr. Wahab loves her profession and her favorite part of being an orthodontist is seeing the joy in her patients’ faces when unveiling their smiles at the end of their treatment. When not working on beautiful smiles for her patients, Dr. Wahab enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband and their two boys.

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Dr. Bruce Wardell

Orthodontist
Pasha Orthodontics

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Dr. Reid Wenger

Orthodontist & Affiliate Partner
Wenger Orthodontics & Westside Orthodontics

I believe everyone deserves a smile they love: one that’s healthy, beautiful, and brimming with confidence. That’s why I strive to form a partnership with each patient and their family, and work toward the shared goal of a lifetime of radiant smiles. Whether I’m treating a child, parent, or grandparent, I know I’m helping them. It’s a joy to watch a patient move through orthodontic treatment. Many times, patients start orthodontics feeling self-conscious about their appearance. They can be uncomfortable talking with others and are often shy and withdrawn. As a patient sees their teeth move into correct position, and the change in how they look, they begin to blossom. By the time we are done, my patients have great self-esteem and smile without worry! My team members are the backbone to the success of our office. Not only are they well trained, with 150 years of combined experience; they are committed to providing the best care to each patient. My team members realize the importance of remembering patients’ names, and strive to make a connection with everyone involved in the treatment process. We have created an orthodontic practice where our patients’ comfort and goals come first. Through individualized treatment plans, education, and support, we create amazing smiles and happy patients! My Doctorate of Dental Surgery was awarded at Case Western Reserve University. I stayed at Case Western for my orthodontic residency and Master of Science in dentistry. That education gave me an excellent foundational knowledge of modern orthodontic care. However, this is a constantly evolving specialty. Advances in technique, along with new technologies and materials, all mean more comfortable care, more efficient treatment, and even stronger results. Each year I complete many hours of continuing orthodontic education. This ensures I am up to date on changes and my patients are receive the right care for their new smiles. I grew up in Novelty and still live here. My life is shared with my wife Anna, son Michael, and our two yellow labs, Tucker and Tate. When I’m not working, time with my family is a priority. You can also often find me on the tennis court or out on the golf links.