I am a second generation orthodontist with over 28 years of experience in private practice. I emphasize the importance of patient communication skills. I am dedicated to using the most modern, efficient and simplest forms of orthodontic treatment, to obtain the finest results I am capable of providing.I am exceedingly interested in medicine and health care in general and spend much time reading appropriate journals within my specialty and a wide array of other medical interests, especially Maxillo-Facial Surgery. I have concentrated many years in the diagnosis and treatment planning attendent to cranio-facial growth. I have energetically embraced the field of non-compliant orthodontic therapy, and have spent countless time designing and refining appliances in that arena. I have realized that after 3 decades of beng an orthodontist, it is the inter-personal relationships and human interaction that I gain the most reward from; equaling the fun and marvel of creating the most beautiful smiles I can. I reject the modern medical model that has squeezed so many of us health professionals into a time management/cost containment vise. I love the old world image of a community doctor; one who knows his patients and is known by them.