I love the aesthetic aspect of orthodontics. I take great pride in seeing patients years after treatment and they continue to have great smiles. It is extremely rewarding to see the changes we make in people’s lives as they become more comfortable with themselves and their smiles. We believe we do so much more than change smiles; we change lives.
One of the greatest benefits of living and working in rural Wyoming is getting to know my patients and seeing them outside the office. It really makes me feel like our work makes a difference in the community, and it’s a great thing to be a part of.
Education and Continuing Education
I attended Ricks College, where I was a member of the baseball team and recognized as a Distinguished Academic All-American. After that I attended Idaho State University, and graduated with highest honors with a Bachelor of Science in zoology.
I began my dental training at Creighton University School of Dentistry, where I graduated summa cum laude and was accepted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon honorary dental fraternity. I also received the American Association of Orthodontists Award for Exceptional Interest in the Development of the Oro/Facial Complex.
I completed my orthodontic training at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and earned my Master of Science in oral biology with a thesis entitled “The effects of static and impulse loading on the disc of the Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ).”
Since completing my formal education, I have attended annual meetings through several of my professional organizations to keep current on the latest developments in the field of orthodontics.
- Diplomat of the American Board of Orthodontics
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Rocky Mountain Society of Orthodontists
- Wyoming Association of Orthodontists, 2015 president
- Wyoming Dental Association
- American Dental Association
Outside the Office
I am originally from Blackfoot in southeast Idaho, and love the life I’ve built here in Cody. I was fortunate enough to fool my high school sweetheart into marrying me in August 1995. Bobbi is a cowgirl who enjoys riding horses and following our kids to their many events.
We have been blessed with five fantastic children. Bridger is our all-state musician. He is a great student and we love to hear him play his saxophone and guitar throughout our home. McKayla is very active in soccer, basketball, and running. We enjoy following her and watching her compete. Chance is wicked smart and kind to everyone. He enjoys baseball, football, and basketball. Conner is as determined as a bulldog. He enjoys baseball, football, soccer, and basketball. Reagan is our princess. She is learning to read and loves to be the center of attention.
When not working, I can be found coaching my kids or watching them compete or perform, hunting, and cooking on the Traeger. We also raise cattle, which provides some good chores for the kids and instills a sense of responsibility in them.