My professional goals are two-fold: to always provide my patients with excellent orthodontic care, based on their unique needs, and to be a leader and innovator in the field of orthodontics. In my more than 30 years of practicing, I believe I have achieved both.
For my patients, I spend time getting to know them as individuals, discussing what they hope to get out of their treatment. Based on those conversations, and the clinical findings, I then design a plan for their individual requirements. I love the challenge that each new patient brings to me, and even more, I love that I am able to improve their confidence, self-esteem, and quality of life. Hearing patient stories of how their new and improved smile has made a positive impact in their lives is extremely rewarding.
As a leader and innovator in the field, and in collaboration with my brother Tom, who is a periodontist, we developed the Wilckodontics® Orthodontic System, which markedly reduces treatment length for our patients. I lecture nationally on Wilckodontics and present private seminars to doctors from around the world, teaching the intricacies of the system and how it will improve their patients’ lives.
Education and My Commitment to Continuing Education
- Undergraduate, Allegheny College
- Doctorate of Dental Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental Medicine
- Orthodontic Residence, West Virginia University, Department of Orthodontics
In addition to the lectures I deliver, I also actively pursue continuing education courses in oral healthcare. Doing so allows me to learn about the most current and up-to-date technologies and treatment processes and procedures, which in turns allows me to provide my patients with proven treatments.
I am currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Orthodontics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. Previously, I was a consultant to the Periodontics Department at the Naval Postgraduate Dental School in Bethesda, MD, and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Orthodontics at Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine.
- American Dental Association
- American Association of Orthodontics
- Pennsylvania Dental Association
- Erie County Dental Association
At the age of 11 I moved from Ellwood City to Erie, PA, and for the last 22 years I have lived in Fairview. My family members include my wife, Christine, sons Richard and Daniel, and daughter Samantha, as well as two English Labrador Retrievers, Angus and Barney. I am an avid photographer, love cycling and fishing, and am a passionate supporter of my children in the school and sports activities. I’m also a 3rd degree black belt in Taekwondo!