Dr. Matthew is a board-certified orthodontist through the American Board of Orthodontics. The American Board of Orthodontics is the oldest and most prestigious dental specialty board in the world, and only a small percentage of orthodontists have achieved that distinction.
Dr. Matthew grew up in Wisconsin and graduated from Gresham High School in 1994. He then attended the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and was accepted to medical school, law school, and dental school. He made the easy decision to attended dental school at the Indiana University School of Dentistry, and completed his orthodontic residency at the University of Texas Health and Science Center in San Antonio.
Dr. Matthew won numerous awards and honors while in school, including perennial appearances on the Dean's List, the Dean's Silver Award, and the Excellence in Oral Diagnosis Award at graduation. Before his orthodontic residency, he completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at Camp Pendleton, won the award for Most Talented Clinician, was ranked number-one in his class, and became a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry. He continued working as a general dentist at Camp Pendleton for two more years, and won the Inaugural Commanding Officer's Award for Clinical Excellence.
After his three-year orthodontic residency, Dr. Matthew spent two years working as a full-time orthodontist for the US Navy at Naval Base San Diego, and worked in private practice for five years. As of his move back to Wisconsin, Dr. Matthew was ranked #1 out of 60 orthodontists in San Diego according to the independent site RateMDs.com.
Dr. Matthew has presented continuing education to dentists and orthodontists as a lecturer and co-director of the annual orthodontic-pedodontic four-day course at the San Diego Naval Base. He is a member of multiple dental and orthodontic organizations including the American Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontics, and the World Federation of Orthodontists.
Dr. Matthew is an expert in Invisalign®, tooth-colored braces, lingual braces (braces on the back of teeth), and regular braces. Although Invisalign accounts for less than 50% of his cases, Dr. Matthew has done more extremely complex cases with Invisalign than any other board-certified orthodontist in Wisconsin.
In his free time, Dr. Matthew’s latest passion is golfing, and he has unrealistic dreams of making the senior tour in 2027. He’s into classic cars and trucks (his 1951 truck is often parked at the clinic), and he has a 52” high-wheel bike in his office that he’s been known to take around the block at the end of the clinic day complete with a top hat and novelty old-time mustache. He's also recently become way too involved in remote control planes and trucks, as evident by the overflow into the clinic (yes, those planes do fly - as fast as 200mph).