I have been practicing orthodontics for almost 30 years. Before becoming an orthodontist however, I worked hard throughout college and dental school to make sure that I received the highest quality education and training.
- University of Texas Austin, Bachelor of Science in Biology
- Baylor Dental College, Dallas, Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree
- Baylor Dental College, Dallas, Master of Science in Dentistry
It is important to me that I stay up to date with the latest advances in clinical practice. New techniques and technologies are constantly emerging which makes each treatment more efficient and comfortable and I want to be sure that I can always offer my patients the best care possible. I am a member of several prestigious dental and orthodontic associations, including the:
- American Association of Orthodontics (including attending the national meeting each year)
- American Dental Association
- Texas Dental Association
When I am away from the practice…
I enjoy keeping up with the latest advances in various sciences, and doing all of the things that make me smile! I am originally from Dallas, and have lived in McAllen for over 25 years. My wife, Becky, and I have been married for almost 40 years and we have one grown daughter named Megan. We also have two dogs, Cookie and Lilly Put, and a cat, Max. In my free time, I enjoy studying astronomy, flying, hiking, organic gardening, looking for fossils and arrowheads, and creating exhibits for education purposes. I also like building metal sculptures. My latest sculpture is called "Winded Runners" which will soon be on display at one of McAllen's linear park trails.
The McAllen community is a wonderful place to live and work, and I believe that it is my job to also give back to the community that has given me so much support over the years. I feel that supporting the community's educational efforts is one big way that I can give back, and that I can help spread an excitement for learning among our community's younger members. To this end, it is with great honor that I was chosen as the 2012 McAllen Chamber of Commerce Man of the Year for volunteering countless hours serving on committees and boards supporting worthy causes and making a positive impact on the community.
I've been working for almost ten years to bring a digital dome theater (planetarium) to McAllen, and I personally built and donated a solar system exhibit for Bicentennial Boulevard. I worked with our municipal leaders to bring the "A Walk Through Time" exhibit to the community, and I enjoy lecturing to groups on diverse topics like climate change, astronomy, horticulture, geology, genetics, and public policy. Other groups I am involved with include:
- International Museum of Art and Science Broard President for three years
- McAllen Economic Development Board
- Palm Valley Animal Center Board
- Quinta Mazatlan Board
I have also participated in five dental mission trips to Honduras, and I was one of the original board members of the Palmer Drug Abuse Program.
I feel blessed to know that I have helped so many people, locally and throughout the world. I could not ask for a better job, or better people to spend my time with. I look forward to working with you!