Changing Lives by Changing Smiles
I have been practicing orthodontics since 2002 and started Hoffman Orthodontics in Crystal Lake in 2006. I know I could not have chosen a more fulfilling career; what other job allows a person to make positive, lasting changes in the lives of patients? Whether I am working with a young child or someone who’s 75, I’m creating a beautiful smile that will help that person be happier and healthier.
I create individual care plans for each of my patients. Everyone is different and deserves to have a treatment approach that has been tailored to their clinical needs, lifestyle, and aesthetic concerns. It’s my goal to have the finished smile be one that provides a proper bite along with being attractive.
I truly enjoy coming into the office every day. Every time a patient thanks me for the care my team and I have provided, I feel like I should be thanking them for being such a great patient!
- Bachelor’s degree – Miami University, Oxford, OH
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery – University of Illinois Chicago College of Dentistry
- Master’s degree in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Assistant Faculty Member– Loma Linda University, Southern California
Continuing Education and Professional Affiliations
Continuing orthodontic education and adopting new techniques and technology sets us apart from other practices. I normally complete at least three times the required continuing education hours each year. I love continuing my education because orthodontics is a rapidly changing field. New technology increases efficiency and accuracy, so we can deliver the most incredible results for patients.
I’m directly involved with many professional organizations. I currently am the President of the McHenry County Dental Society. I attend all American Association of Orthodontists annual meetings. I’m also a charter member of the Northwest Suburban Chicago Seattle Study Club. Additionally, I am active with Invisalign® and take part in its research and development. I have had the honor of testing several of the company’s new products.
My team is outstanding. I feel lucky to have them working for me, and without them I could not provide the level of quality care that I do. They make my work enjoyable and each is as dedicated as I am to helping our patients achieve stellar smiles. I strive to achieve a team that works well together and that I can count on. I'm proud to have accomplished this.
In the Community
I love to give back to and support our community. I’ve always been involved with the It’s All About Kids charity. The organization raises money for families who have a child with cancer. I also participate in the Give Kids a Smile program, through which I donate free orthodontic treatment.
Our office holds an annual summer food drive to help stock the shelves at our local food pantry. We have helped raise funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, the American Heart Association, and many others.
Away from the Office
I grew up in the northwest Chicago suburbs and live there today. I share my life with my wife Jane, and three children: Tyler, Charlie, and Kate. I love time with my family and play sports with them as well as coach their sports teams.
I play softball and volleyball when I can. When I was younger, I placed third in the US in a basketball free-throw-shooting contest and was once called a “prime-time basketball player” by Dick Vitale. I also love the outdoors. When I’m not in the office, you can often find me with my family watching my kids play sports, or enjoying Three Oaks Recreation Area.