DMD, Midwestern University; one-year advanced education in general dentistry residency at Fort Jackson, South Carolina; orthodontic residency at the University of Louisville
Why He Was Nominated:
A decorated U.S. Army veteran, Dr. Lund served as a combat soldier, dentist and orthodontist with the Army Dental Corps over 20 years of service. He has maintained an ironclad work ethic despite battlefield injuries including the amputation of his left foot. Now retired from the military, he runs two orthodontic practices in Utah and works with a nearby pediatric practice.
“My practice and business model are built on the idea of personalizing the orthodontic experience. I treat only one patient at a time, and I don’t delegate any of the work to assistants. I can then guarantee that the work is professionally perfect.”
“Don’t compare your beginnings with someone else’s middle and end. We all have to work for what we have. Live below your means so you can honestly provide the care your patients deserve.”
Something People Don’t Know:
“I have a Purple Heart from my days as a combat soldier in the Army.”