My profession is my joy and my unique opportunity to do what I love. My father and partner (Dr. Joel Brodsky) has been practicing orthodontics for 40 years. Growing up in his orthodontic office allowed me to quickly develop a fascination with teeth. Believe it or not, I have been working in the office since age 5, so becoming an orthodontist was fulfilling a life-long dream of mine. Being able to do what I love is one of my greatest blessings. I feel like I get to help people every day achieve the smiles they’ve always wanted. In turn, they help me live the dream that started when I was a little boy. I feel truly grateful to my patients and my family for helping me get here.
I love a natural smile (also known as a Brodsky Smile) – we all have one. My passion is in accentuating my patients’ natural smiles and making them as beautiful as possible. We are all different, but a beautiful smile breaks down barriers, builds relationships, and makes people feel good. I want to make people smile!
I’m most excited about creating an individualized experience for all my patients. I believe in spending ample time throughout the consultation experience to fully educate all my patients about the nature of their orthodontic problem and the treatment options available to them. My devotion to every detail of the treatment helps ensure patient satisfaction with every aspect of their orthodontic experience.
I grew up locally in Long Beach and graduated from Los Alamitos High School in 1996. Following high school, I attended the University of the Pacific in Stockton. I received my Bachelor’s degree in applied sciences from UOP in 1999 after only three years. Upon graduating, I moved to San Francisco, where I attended UOP Dental School and earned my Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 2002 in only three years. After six years of hard-core studying and finishing at amongst the top of my class, I was ready for a new experience.
Following dental school, I moved to Massachusetts, where I completed my residency in orthodontics at Boston University School of Dental Medicine. I received a specialty certificate in orthodontics as well as a Master of Science in Dentistry degree in 2005. Boston was a nice change of pace, but after three mostly cold years, I decided the warm weather of California was calling me home.
While training in Boston, I received extensive training and certification in Invisalign®, tissue management with lasers, as well as the placement and utilization of orthodontic mini-screw implants (TADs). The orthodontists who are trained at Boston University are taught to treat the most complicated of orthodontic malocclusions, including patients who need orthognathic jaw surgery in conjunction with orthodontics.
I’m a curious person by nature. I constantly think about how I treat my patients and if there’s a better way to achieve great smiles. While I always have my father to help show me the way, I’m an avid attendee of continuing education courses. I believe learning doesn’t stop at residency and if anything, I’m learning more now than I did in school. I believe technology and new techniques continue to push orthodontics to new levels and I enjoy learning and implementing new things in our practice.
My beautiful wife, Vicky, and I love being part of this community. Everyone has been so supportive and helpful with the birth of our two children, Jack (3 years old) and Blake (a baby). While we call Huntington Beach our home, most of our day-to-day activities and our friends are in Long Beach. Life with two boys is both busy and eventful and we are always doing activities together.
In my younger days, I loved playing waterpolo and being in the water as I still do to this day. Besides being in the water, I love trying to improve my golf game, fishing and travelling.