My practice philosophy is to provide the highest quality of orthodontic care in a comfortable and caring environment. I find fulfillment in knowing that I can truly make a positive difference in some aspect of each of my patients’ lives. The ability to improve one’s smile, health and outlook on life is very rewarding.
I was born and raised here in the Santa Clara Valley. During my childhood years, I lived in San Jose and spent my summers working on my parents’ vegetable farm in Mountain View. During high school, I played the alto sax and was on the basketball and track teams.
After graduating from San Jose High School, I spent the next four years at UCLA, where I earned my Bachelor of Science. Although I enjoyed Southern California, I really wanted to return home to the Bay Area. The next 6 years were spent at the UCSF School of Dentistry for my dental and orthodontic training. I met my lovely wife Jeannie while I was in dental school. We were married in 1992, and soon after, we adopted our first puppy, Kobi, from the Santa Clara Humane Society.
Jeannie is a periodontist whose practice is in Fremont. We have two wonderful sons, Kyle and Derek. They have kept us busy outside our practices with all their activities, but we are now empty nesters since our boys are attending colleges out of the area.
I have always enjoyed staying physically active. During lunch, I can often be found working out at a nearby gym. I also love golf and playing an occasional pick-up game of basketball.
- UCLA — Bachelor of Science magna cum laude
- Phi Beta Kappa honors society
- UCSF School of Dentistry — Doctorate of Dental Surgery
- Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental honors society
- UCSF School of Dentistry — Certification in orthodontics
1991 to present
- Private practice in orthodontics