My 20-plus years of continuing education and practicing orthodontics has allowed me to provide a high level of care to my patients. However, it is the human element that I am most passionate about. What I have come to appreciate is that there is a person connected to these teeth I see every day. Whether it is witnessing the improved self-esteem or simple enjoyment of the relationships our patients form in our office, spending time with each individual patient is the most gratifying part of what I do.
My Journey to Orthodontics
I have been practicing orthodontics since 1994, but my first experience with orthodontics came far before then. As the son of an orthodontist, my first summer job during my high school freshman year was pouring plaster models in my father's orthodontic practice. As I learned different skills, I progressed to making retainers and then being a chairside assistant during summers of high school and college. What I enjoyed most was working as a team, and that was when I first began to consider orthodontics as a career.
I received my Doctorate of Medical Dentistry from the University of Kentucky in 1992, with high honors. I then attended Case Western Reserve in Cleveland, Ohio, where I completed specialty training for orthodontics in 1994. I came back home to work with my father in Cincinnati, where I have been ever since. My father and I had the pleasure of working together until he retired in 2012.
A Commitment to Excellence
Practicing orthodontics has challenged me to continue to learn and grow, both personally and professionally. Being an active member of both national and local professional organizations and study clubs as well as multiple independent orthodontic seminars allows me to stay up to date with orthodontic topics and technology. All these learning opportunities help me grow and improve my skills as an orthodontist. My patients seek my time, skill, and judgement in their care and I feel it is my responsibility to continue to learn.
- American Dental Association
- American Association of Orthodontics
- K2 Seattle Study Club
Family and Community
I met my wife Susan in college, and we have been married for more than 30 years. We have three children and one grandchild; Dr. Caitlin Flosi followed in her father's and both grandfather's footsteps into dentistry. She is married to Jake Flosi and they live in Fort Worth, Texas with our grandson, Jack, and Phil, their dog. Our daughter Lauren currently lives in Cincinnati with her four-footed friend Ella. Our son Drew and his wife Alex reside and work in Columbus, Indiana. We are fortunate to be able to get together often!
When I have free time, I enjoy being outside, whether it is fly fishing, golfing, skiing, or simply enjoying a fire on the patio. I also enjoy reading and cooking.
It has been truly fulfilling to practice in the same community in which I grew up. I believe my greatest service comes through providing dental care for the communities around both the Cincinnati and Milford offices. In addition, we work with our patients’ many schools, teams, and organizations, as well as supporting many non-profit groups in Cincinnati.