I consider myself lucky, as I am truly happy with my profession, and love to come to work each day! The positive impact orthodontics has on our patients’ lives is immeasurable, and I’m glad to help them attain smiles they are proud to share for a lifetime!
In order to become an orthodontist, I earned the following degrees:
- Bachelor of Science in Biology – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- Doctor of Dental Surgery – University of Illinois at Chicago
- Certificate in Orthodontics – University of Illinois at Chicago
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Midwestern Society of Orthodontists
- Illinois Society of Orthodontists
- World Federation of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- Chicago Dental Society
I believe it is critical to stay at the forefront of clinical and technological advances in orthodontics. I attend numerous educational courses throughout the year, so I can offer my patients the best treatment options that fit their needs and lifestyle.
I feel that it is important to give back to the school where I received my education and training so I am actively involved with the Orthodontic Alumni Association of Illinois where I serve as executive director. I am proud to say that there are many alums, who like myself, help support the Orthodontic Department at the University of Illinois. Please feel free to talk to me if you have an interest in dentistry or orthodontics.
In the Office
I have been practicing orthodontics since 1996, and have taken over a tradition of excellence from Dr. William Newell and Dr. John Wollney. It was in 2002 that we moved into our current location which Dr. Wollney started in 1972. I feel so fortunate to be part of this profession and the legacy of two excellent orthodontists. It is rewarding to see the second and third generation of patients come to us for the orthodontic care of their children and grandchildren.
My treatment philosophy focuses on providing individualized, highest quality care in a friendly, fun, and warm environment. I always strive for excellence in my clinical results, but also try to make each patient feel at home and make sure everyone gets the personalized attention they deserve. I respect your time and promise to try to never keep you waiting.
I enjoy getting to know my patients over time, and I treat each one like part of my family. My best reward is when former patients stop me in town years later just to say hello and show off their beautiful smiles!
I live in Libertyville with my wife, Tina, who I met in dental school and is a dentist in Libertyville and Arlington Heights. We have one son, Vincent, who will hopefully follow in our footsteps and a dog, Baxter. When not in the office, we can be seen out and about in Libertyville. During the school year, you can usually find my wife and I at a baseball or football game, cheering on our son.