Every day I am thankful to be an orthodontist. I am allowed to use my skills and knowledge to help other people, to change their lives and make them happier, healthier, and more confident.
I am thrilled to be able to provide a beautiful, functional, lasting smile to people I think of as friends. My passion for orthodontics comes from knowing that my work has contributed to improving each patient’s quality of life.
I love getting to know every patient, and often their family, on a personal level. Because treatment happens over several years, and I see patients about once a month, we have time to learn about each other. When a patient arrives, excited to tell me about their latest success at school, in an extracurricular activity, or in their personal life, I am happy for them.
I’ve been practicing for almost 20 years and value every connection I’ve made, every smile my patients and I have achieved. I cannot imagine a more fulfilling profession.
We have an experienced, caring, and fun team, with each person bringing their own skills, interests, and love of smiles to the office. Our motto says it all: To perform our work with love and compassion, and to treat everyone — no matter their age — with professionalism and respect.
Education and Continuing Education
- Bachelor of Science in general science – University of Oregon
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery – University of Texas Health Science School of Dentistry
- Master of Science, orthodontic specialty – Saint Louis University Center of Advanced Dental Education
I constantly strive to learn new techniques and stay current with advanced orthodontic technology. By completing many hours of continuing education each year, I am constantly learning and expanding the services I’m able to provide to patients.
My studies allow me to evaluate various developments and determine which are best for those in my care. I want my patients to have the right treatment for their needs, a comfortable experience, and a beautiful, lasting smile when we’re done.
- American Association of Orthodontists
- American Board of Orthodontics
- Texas Association of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
Beyond the Practice
I grew up in Eugene, Oregon. In 1993 I moved to Houston and have since made it my home. My wife, Dr. Michelle Lin, is my partner in life and in work: she’s the pediatric dentist in the practice. When I’m not caring for patients or studying about new orthodontic techniques, I love to travel, work out, play golf, and read.