Get the Lo-Down on this Orthodontist and Dapper Doc
You might have noticed the dashing newest addition to our team of superstars, a globe-trotting talent that we like to refer to as “Mr. Worldwide.” Let us tell you more about this sharp-spectacled young man….
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Grew up across the pond in Kenya, East Africa, where he looks back fondly on the days he chased zebras and giraffes around on his dirt bike
Swims, hikes, scuba dives, builds Legos, makes music, watches Star Wars, and hangs with pals around the world
Former Pro Skydiver!! Like, legit pro, not exaggerating. Represented the US from 2015-2021 and took home multiple national and world titles!
Ventured to the USA to attend Davidson College, where he received a BA in music (jazz tenor saxophone and baroque counterpoint theory… yeah, he’s smart)
While he was a legend at jamming on the sax, he decided to follow in the footsteps of his dad and go into dentistry (his sister is a dentist too!)
Chose to be a Tarheel (great choice) for both dental school and his orthodontics residency (worked as a general dentist for 2 years before deciding bracefaces were his thing)
Did his Masters Thesis under the legendary Dr. Bill Proffit
Became ABO certified after graduating
Worked in private practice for 5 years outside of Raleigh before teaming up with the LO Smile Squad- and we are simply ecstatic to have him!