Following undergraduate study at the Eastern New Mexico University, Dr. Ainsworth was admitted into Dental School at the Baylor College of Dentistry. Graduating amongst the top 10% of his class in 1966, he earned his degree as a Doctor of Dental Surgery and was elected membership into the highly esteemed Baylor Odontological Honors Society Council. Realizing his true passion was in Orthodontics, Dr. Ainsworth returned to the Baylor College of Dentistry in 1972, where he completed his orthodontic residency graduating with a Master of Science in Dentistry degree in 1974. He was further recognized for his outstanding academic achievement, receiving the prestigious C.T. Rowland Award for Excellence in Orthodontics, in 1979.