I earned my dental degree at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, and then practiced dentistry for a year in Ottawa. This was followed by a two-year stint at the School of Dental Therapy in Fort Smith, NWT, where I taught basic dental procedures to dental therapists and traveled throughout the North; I visited remote communities and set up basic treatment plans for the therapists to follow.
I returned to the University of Western Ontario, where I earned my specialization in orthodontics, and was awarded the Canadian Dental Research Award, which is presented by the Canadian Dental Association for the most outstanding research paper in any field of dental research in Canada. Upon graduation, I opened a practice in Langley, BC, where I have provided quality orthodontic care to Langley, Surrey, and Fraser Valley families ever since.
In order to stay at the forefront of dental technology, I have completed a comprehensive course in occlusion and facial aesthetics at the Roth Williams Center in Burlingame, CA. I also attend orthodontic specialist continuing education courses, conventions, and meetings every year, both nationally and internationally. This enables me to provide the most optimal, evidence-based care to my patients.
I have also given lectures as a part-time clinical instructor at the University of BC Dental School for more than two decades, and have lectured to local dental professionals annually as part of the Willowbook Dental Specialists group.
- Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Canadian Association of Orthodontists
- World Federation of Orthodontists
- British Columbia Society of Orthodontists
- Canadian Society of Orthodontists, fellow
On a personal note, I reside in the Crescent Beach area with my wife Robby. We have four children — Meghan, Christopher, Jennifer, and Michael — and one grandchild, Mattie. I have been a scuba diver and a private pilot. I enjoy skiing, boating, and fishing, and am an amateur radio operator.
Above all, I feel privileged to be able to practice orthodontics and to make such a difference in the lives of the people I treat.