Being an orthodontist is being part of the best profession. I love that we impact people’s lives in a positive way, helping every patient make a wonderful change that lasts a lifetime!
It is a pleasure to create beautiful smiles and see how that change affects how a patient feels about themselves. I strive to reach and exceed each person’s expectations of their results, delivering a better bite, improved oral health, and a one-of-a-kind smile they love!
In the 25 years I have practiced orthodontics, I have had the pleasure of meeting so many incredible people. I appreciate the opportunity to spend time with each patient and get to know them on a personal level, as I learn about their families, interests, and lives.
It is a privilege to be part of someone’s life – to share in their milestones, achievements, dreams – and to be entrusted with someone’s smile. I am humbled by each person’s confidence in myself and my team, and want them to know that I care about them as a person and want only the best for them, including their best smile!
Education and Experience
I had orthodontic treatment when I was young. I loved my orthodontist, the treatment experience, and the confidence my new smile gave me. Being drawn to healthcare, I knew I wanted to use my aptitude for science to help people, and orthodontics satisfied my desire to do so.
Originally from the Philippines, I attended Loma Linda University where I received my Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS). Next came my specialty training, at the University of Pittsburgh, where I obtained my Master of Science (MS) in Orthodontics.
After living in California and Pennsylvania, I moved to Columbus, Ohio, in 1996 and established my practice.
Professional Affiliations and Ongoing Education
I am an active member of the:
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Great Lakes Association of Orthodontists
- Ohio Association of Orthodontists
Through these organizations, I have access to numerous options to stay current on developments in orthodontics. In addition to attending meetings, lectures, and seminars, I complete a range of continuing educational courses each year.
My patients deserve science-based, effective orthodontic care. Keeping-up with the latest innovations and treatment modalities allows me to provide the best treatment for my patients, with predictable, stable, and beautiful results.
Beyond the Office
Like many, family is my priority and greatest love. I have two children: my daughter is in college in Boston and my son, who is a high school senior, will be going off to college soon. In my spare time, I enjoy playing tennis, traveling, gardening, and getting into a good book.