Being able to help people achieve healthy, confident smiles is why I got into the profession of orthodontics. Whether it entails treating a simple malocclusion or working with an interdisciplinary team to address a cleft palate, achieving a positive effect on people’s lives makes me smile. Being able to interact with many different people from different walks of life makes my job a lot of fun! It is an honor to come back to Maine and serve the families and communities that I grew up in.
Education and Continuing Education
- Bachelor of Science in biology, magna cum laude – University of Maine, 2009
- Doctorate of Dental Medicine, cum laude – Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, 2013
- Orthodontic residency – University of Pennsylvania
My commitment to learning did not end when I finished my residency. I’m constantly expanding my skills and knowledge, and taking continuing education courses in order to provide the best care to my patients. Staying current with the latest advances in technology and orthodontic techniques enables me to provide the highest quality and most advanced orthodontic care.
I am currently enrolled in the Invisalign® master course and participate in weekly Invisalign webinars. I also attend local, regional, and national orthodontic and dental meetings, and take courses from the leading researchers and practitioners in the field.
- American Association of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- Maine Dental Association
- Penobscot Valley Dental Society
- Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society
I’m also part of the cleft lip and cleft palate team at Eastern Maine Medical Center.
I grew up in Veazie and currently split my time between there and Portland. My wife Meagan is finishing her residency in pediatric medicine at Maine Medical Center in Portland. We don’t have children yet, but look forward to having them in the future. For now, we have a loving cat, Zoey.
When I’m not at the office, I enjoy time on a golf course, snowboarding at Sugarloaf, or surfing at Higgins Beach. I’m also a die-hard Boston sports fan, but Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are probably my favorite team to watch, with the Boston Bruins a close second. When I have time, I love to volunteer and help coach the goalies with the Maine Junior Black Bear Hockey Club, too!