I am lucky to have built my career as an orthodontist around my passion for creating beautiful, healthy smiles. Orthodontics allows me to blend art and science with my love of interacting with people. I am constantly enriched by meeting the people who come into my office.
My Education and Beyond
My road to becoming an orthodontist actually began with a Bachelor of Arts in economics at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Later, I attended the Southern Illinois School of Dental Medicine for my Doctorate of Dental Medicine. I graduated magna cum laude and was a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon. I pursued my specialist training as a resident at Saint Louis University and received the JP Marshall Award, which is given to the valedictorian of the orthodontic residency.
As a clinical professor at Saint Louis University, I oversee patient treatment and collaborate with other orthodontists on complicated cases. I am constantly learning and growing in ways I love to bring back to my private practice.
A Patient-Oriented Office
I treasure every one of our patients because they make each day a fresh experience. I cannot wait to come to work every morning. As a team, my staff and I strive to provide the highest quality of orthodontic care based on the latest technology employed in an affordable and convenient way.
I grew up in Jerseyville, Illinois, and now I live in University City. My wife, Dr. Amy Varble, works at Dentistry for Children and Adolescents as a pediatric dentist. We have two children, Frances Jane and Calvin, as well as a yellow Labrador named Annie.
In my free time, I love to run and recently ran my very first marathon. I enjoy spending time outdoors and with my family. Amy and I are also active in our children’s schools.