My profession is exceptionally fulfilling on a daily basis. I get to meet so many wonderful families and children, and watch them grow into young adults while I give them a beautiful and healthy smile. I hope that I can have a positive effect on their lives and help them see how fun and wonderful it is to be an orthodontist. I feel privileged to be able to follow in my father’s footsteps into the orthodontic field. I hope that I can provide the community with the same wonderful service for the next 40 years as he has.
My father and I are currently the only father-and-son orthodontic practice in Western New York and I am honored to be able to work with him. I am proud to be from Western New York and am excited to be an integral part of the Southtowns community.
Education and Experience
I grew up in Orchard Park, where I went to Nativity of Our Lord Elementary School and Canisius High School. I earned a Bachelor of Science in computer science from Loyola College in Baltimore in 2001. In September 2003, I entered SUNY at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine and graduated in June of 2007 with magna cum laude honors. As a dental student, I was elected to OKU, the National Dental Honor Society.
I began my specialty training after dental school and graduated with a certificate of proficiency in orthodontics while also receiving a master’s degree in June 2010. During my residency, I served as president of the class of 2010. In 2009, the Eighth District Orthodontic Academy awarded me first place in recognition of clinical excellence for the best-treated case by a University at Buffalo orthodontic resident.
Orthodontics is an evolving science that sees frequent changes in techniques, technology, and treatment. My father and I are both committed to ensuring our patients receive the most advanced orthodontic care based on research-proven techniques. We are both Clinical Assistant Professors in the Orthodontic Department at SUNY Buffalo where we work on our off days from private practice. I’m also certified to provide Invisalign® invisible aligners. Since graduation, I have also been instrumental in upgrading the computer software and hardware for the practice and installation of digital X-ray equipment for the office.
Outside the Office
I have been married to my wonderful wife Elizabeth since July 2011. We were blessed with our son, Miles Robert, on June 28, 2012 and our daughter Vivian on June 29, 2014! We enjoy walking our dog Marty, the outdoors, and spending time with our family and friends.
I am an avid outdoorsman. I spend most of my recreational time fly fishing, hunting, camping, skiing, and bicycling. I’ve gone to many great locations like Montana, British Columbia, the Delaware River in the Catskills, and Gaspè Peninsula in Quebec.