I feel blessed to be an Orthodontist! I absolutely love my job — I love getting to know people and laughing with my patients. I enjoy the stories they share about their lives and adventures with me and when they tell me what they are learning in school, the accomplishments of their families, or where they have been traveling. I learn so much about the world from the conversations I have with my patients.
Orthodontics was a dream for me since I was a young boy. I had my teeth straightened by an Orthodontist and thought “How do they make my teeth move like that?!” and “What a fun job this must be!” I loved seeing the excitement of patients getting their braces off, and I still remember what it felt like to have my crooked smile that kids used to tease me about become referred to as a “million dollar smile” by my friends and later co-workers. I wanted to bring that joy I felt to others in hopes that it will change their lives the way it changed mine.
Education and Continuing Education
My education in Dentistry and Orthodontics has provided me with a strong, well-rounded foundation of knowledge and experience. Before becoming an orthodontist, I received the following education:
- Sonoma State University and UNLV for Undergraduate Studies – Achieved a 4.0 Science GPA.
- University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) – Elected the Student Body Vice President, was inducted into the OKU honor society and received an award for the highest GPA in the class, published research, graduated Summa Cum Laude and the Salutatorian.
- University of Minnesota, Master of Science and Orthodontic Specialist Degree (MS) – Graduated Summa Cum Laude, Received the Forestadent Excellence in Orthodontics Scholarship.
Orthodontics is continually evolving; throughout the year I attend meetings, seminars, conferences and lectures to stay on the forefront of orthodontic technology. My patients deserve the best, and continuing education allows me to provide my patients with more options and better results.
In the Community
I am blessed to be part of the wonderful community of Glendale/Peoria, and I believe strongly in giving back to those who have given so much to me over the years. I donate time to my church, community projects, dental mission trips, and regularly educate the community about dental care. Caring for others, and giving back to the community, is important to me.
Even when I am away from the practice, I am still surrounded by happy, bright smiles! I enjoy spending most of my free time with my wonderful family. When I’m not caring for my patients, you’ll find me with my wife and kids, playing guitar for CCV, or pursuing other fun hobbies like piano, running, or CrossFit.
My wife, Dr. Morghan Teeters, is a pediatric dentist in Peoria. I love that we can plan the best for our patients using the knowledge of pediatric dentistry and orthodontics, which are two specialties that work hand-in-hand in delivering the best care possible.
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