I grew up in the western suburbs of Chicago, but my mom was from Minnesota, so I’ve been coming “Up North” for as long as I can remember. I graduated with distinction from Iowa State University in 1983, with a degree in Distributed Studies. In 1986, I graduated as valedictorian of my class from the Loyola University School of Dentistry. In 1988, I received a Master of Science degree and a Specialty Certificate in Orthodontics from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. In a profession like orthodontics, you never stop learning, and that’s important. There are things we do the same that we did 30 years ago because biology doesn’t change. But there are many things we do differently because technology has advanced so much. It is great to be a part of a practice that is always on the cutting edge of this technology. Everything we learn more about can only benefit our patients.
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Wisconsin Society of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- Wisconsin Dental Association
- Phi Beta Kappa
- Omicron Kappa Upsilon (National Dental Honor Society)
- Alpha Sigma Nu (National Jesuit Honor Society)
OUTSIDE THE OFFICE
My wife, Carol, and I live near Fall Creek, Wisconsin. We enjoy spending time with family, exploring Wisconsin and Minnesota. We fish, we bowl, we ride our bikes, there is always something to do! We are White Sox fans in the summer and Blackhawk fans in the winter. When I’m not in the office, I enjoy collecting and restoring vintage farm machinery (I farmed in Illinois for 20 years, growing corn and soybeans), studying history, and listening to all kinds of music, from album rock to zydeco. Because of my love for music, and in honor of my Polish and Czech heritage, I am learning how to play the Chemnizter concertina. Like any musical instrument, it is a challenge, but each day I get a little better. Practice, practice, practice!