My number one priority is your satisfaction, making sure your orthodontic experience is effective, comfortable and personalized.
~Dr. Adams


I was born and raised in Saginaw where I attended Carrollton High School, graduating in 1976. Activities included band, sports, journalism, National Honor Society and Student Council. I received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Kalamazoo College in 1980. While at Kalamazoo, I pursued foreign study in Germany, and participated on the golf team. I received my Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from the University of Michigan in 1983 and a Master of Science in Orthodontics in 1985. I am a Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and have practiced at the same location in Saginaw since 1985.


In addition to private practice, I am an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Graduate Orthodontics at the University of Michigan where I have taught since 1997. The teaching appointment not only allows me to train tomorrow’s orthodontists but also to maintain an active relationship with clinicians, researchers and academians who continually innovate and advance the future of orthodontics. My interests include gardening and landscape design, photography, woodworking, travel, seasonal outdoor activities and fitness. I also enjoy local community sports, arts and festivals, visiting Michigan’s “Great North” and reading a good novel. I love pets, especially dogs.

Dr. Adams’ Professional Achievements and Activities:

Adjunct Associate Professor – The Department of Graduate Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry

Diplolmate – American Board of Orthodontics

Fellow – Charles H. Tweed Foundation for Orthodontic Research

Past President – Saginaw Valley District Dental Society

Examination Committee – State of Michigan Orthodontic Specialty Board