Besides my family, my profession means everything to me! I really don’t see it as “work”—maybe because I am truly passionate about what I do! Orthodontics allows me to develop new friendships every day. It is rewarding to be a part of my patients’ lives, and have a positive impact on their health and confidence.
The combination of art and science, along with community service, is why I chose dentistry, and specifically orthodontics, as my profession. Each person’s needs are unique to them; these different challenges stimulate a continuous thought process that I find to be exciting and creative.
At the end of the day, I don’t feel that it’s me making a difference in the lives of our patients, it’s actually the other way around! Our patients keep me humble, grounded, and grateful every day, and I feel honored and blessed to be a part of their lives.
Education and Continuing Education
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery – Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras, 1998
- Master of Science in Orthodontics – Centro Latinoamericano de Estudios Ortodonticos, Mexico City, 2000
- Master of Science in Orthodontics – Loma Linda University, 2004
The past 15 years have produces numerous advancements in orthodontic treatment, diagnostics, and materials, all of which help patients achieve better results in less time. My participation in national and regional continuing education organizations allows me to better serve my patients in ways that could be more efficient and effective, and hopefully, more comfortable as well.
- American Dental Association
- California Dental Association
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Tri-County Dental Society
I grew up in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, and have lived in Beaumont, California for ten years. I can honestly say that I am married to my best friend—he happens to be an orthodontist as well! It has worked great for us since we understand and relate to the challenges that we deal with every day. We are also a team at home, sharing chores and raising our two beautiful boys who keep us on our toes.
When I’m not working, you will probably find me at home. I enjoy cooking, decorating my house, or traveling with my boys. I am also involved in the community as a part of the Craniofacial Team of Loma Linda Children’s Hospital, were we see kids with cleft lip and palate.