Being an orthodontist has been one of the great blessings in my life. It is a profession that gives me the opportunity to change people’s quality of life by improving their appearance and overall self-confidence. Every patient I treat is a new challenge with its own set of solutions that must be diagnosed and treated on a very individual basis. I believe in creating custom smiles that are as unique as my patients are.
I treat all types of malocclusions in children and adults and have received extensive training in surgical orthodontic treatment. I strongly believe in optimizing facial aesthetics as well as creating beautiful, functional smiles. Having just completed orthodontic treatment myself, you will find me to be very gentle and caring. Choosing Macdonald Orthodontics for your orthodontic needs will keep you and your family smiling confidently for a lifetime.
I grew up in Tempe, Arizona, and received my undergraduate education at Brigham Young University and Arizona State University. I then attended the University of Washington School of Dentistry in Seattle, Washington, where I graduated with honors and was inducted into the national honors fraternity of Omicron Kappa Upsilon. I earned my orthodontic specialty degree from UCLA and have published internationally in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.
I continue my education through involvement in several study clubs and by attending local and national orthodontic conferences. I am committed to my pursuit of knowledge and to staying current with the best treatments available.
Professional Memberships and Associations
- Diplomate, American Board of Orthodontics
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
- Arizona Orthodontic Society
- Arizona Orthodontic Study Club
- American Dental Association
- Arizona Dental Association
- Participant, Smiles Change Lives Program
Community, Family, and Personal Hobbies
Finding the proper balance in life among professional activities, family, church, and hobbies is very important and the key to my happiness. Macdonald Orthodontics is very committed to being involved in the community. We take time out of our schedule to promote hygiene education in the local schools and are very active in providing necessary funds for our local public schools’ extracurricular programs. We sponsor many local sports programs such as AYSO Soccer and Red Mountain Little League.
When out of the office I love to spend time with my wife, Lori, and our four boys. I enjoy traveling, surfing, snowboarding, wakeboarding, golfing, scuba diving, biking, and running. I have also competed in several triathlons and half marathons with my wife.