I grew up in Milbank, and over the past 30 years, have provided orthodontic care to the communities of Milbank, Watertown, and Aberdeen. Having recently sold my practice in those communities, my wife Patty and I chose to relocate from Watertown to Sioux Falls. Patty is a Sioux Falls native and our youngest daughter Dani attends Harrisburg High School. We also have two sons living in Sioux Falls, Rob and Joe.
Shortly after launching my orthodontic practice, I enrolled in the esteemed FACE (Foundation for Advanced Continuing Education) program in San Francisco. FACE is a two-year post-orthodontic course taught by one of the most highly regarded orthodontic educators of our generation, Dr. Ron Roth. Learning the most advanced treatment techniques in orthodontics, orthognathic surgery, reconstructive dentistry, and TMJ from Dr. Roth and his team has set a standard of excellence I’ve carried throughout my orthodontic career. I am the only orthodontist in South Dakota to have graduated from the FACE course.
After completing the FACE regimen, I was asked to share what I had learned with other orthodontists and orthodontic residents. Thus began a very enjoyable and rewarding time for me as an orthodontic educator. I was appointed associate clinical professor in the department of orthodontics at Loyola and taught there from 1980 to 1983. I was a guest lecturer in the orthodontic departments at the University of Iowa and the University of Minnesota as well. Over the years, I have presented numerous lectures to local, state, national, and international orthodontic/dental organizations.
I have membership in the following professional organizations:
- American Dental Association
- American Association of Orthodontists
- South Dakota Dental Association
- South Dakota Society of Orthodontists, past president
- Minnesota Association of Orthodontists
- Midwestern Society of Orthodontists
- Northeastern District Dental Society, past president
At the community level, I have served on various boards for local hospitals, country clubs, and schools. Coaching my kids’ baseball, softball, and basketballs teams has been very rewarding and INTERESTING. (If you’ve coached your kids, you know what I mean.) When I’m not spending time with our blended family of seven children and four grandchildren, I enjoy golfing, hunting, and breeding and training my hunting dogs (Drahthaars). For you hunters out there, check out my website http://www.vomwiredhaus.com.
My staff and I look forward to welcoming you into our practice.