I take immense pride in being a part of a profession that allows me to improve the lives of people around me every day. I love coming to the office every morning and seeing the beautiful smiles we’re creating for some truly wonderful people. My patients range from children to adults, and I enjoy the unique aspects of being around such a diverse group. For kids, I love watching them grow up before my eyes and seeing their self-confidence emerge as their smiles progress. I also enjoy meeting and getting to know our adult patients, as they come from all walks of life and different professions. There is really nothing else I would rather do!
Education and Experience
I received both my Bachelor of Arts and Doctor of Dental Medicine degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. While in dental school, I received an award from the Academy of Dentistry for Persons with Disabilities for my research at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. I also received the National Board Achievement Award as well as the Crest Award for Dentistry for the elderly. Upon graduation from dental school, I was elected into Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the National Dental Honor Society.
I completed my fellowship in orthodontics at Harvard University, where I also received my Master of Medical Science degree in the field of Oral Biology. Upon completion of my studies, I was the recipient of the prestigious Dr. Joseph L. Henry Award for Overall Achievement in Clinical and Research Training and Contribution to the Harvard School of Dental Medicine.
I attend continuing education courses all over the country, far beyond the state's requirements, to stay on top of the latest developments and technology in order to better serve my patients. I particularly like to take courses in advanced topics that help expand my knowledge base beyond routine orthodontics.
I am proud to be a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and am an active member of numerous professional organizations, including the:
American Association of Orthodontists
American Board of Orthodontics
American Dental Association
Harvard Society for the Advancement of Orthodontics
Los Angeles Dental Society
Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity
In addition to my private practice, I am also involved in orthodontic education and am currently on staff at the Wadsorth Medical Center in Los Angeles, where I teach interdisciplinary dentistry and orthodontics.
Outside the Office
Originally from New York City, I moved to Los Angeles with my wife, Talya, and our daughters, Ma'ayan, Adira, and Keren. When I am not in the office, I enjoy photography, playing the classical guitar, singing, and exercising. I am also very active in my community through many local organizations.