I was born and raised in the foothills of beautiful Mt. Hood just outside Portland, Oregon. This is where my love of outdoor activities comes from! I love getting out to golf, as well as occasionally fishing and hunting, skiing, tennis, and soccer.
Some of my other interests and hobbies include mechanical watch repair, auto and moto mechanics, 3D printing and CNC machining, and chess. For many years I’ve played piano and guitar in my local church, and continue to do so even now!
I completed my undergraduate training at Portland State University, after which I was accepted into the Missouri School of Dentistry in St. Louis. During my time in dental school I married my wonderful wife Laura, I served as my class’s president, and conducted research on the accuracy of dental digital scanners used in some of our more advanced procedures. Following my graduation from dental school, I worked at several private practices throughout the St. Louis metro area.
Dentistry seems to run in our family. I have dentists and hygienists in my extended family who were always supportive and encouraging of me to join the field as well. I especially enjoy converting anxious dental patients into people who are comfortable with coming into my office for much-needed work.
If you have dental anxiety, please come in and give me a chance to make you feel comfortable in the dental environment!
Our goal is to make the dental visit as comfortable as we can for everyone who comes through our doors. We are honest about what options you have and want you, our patients, to make the best possible decisions regarding your care. We also love taking pictures to better explain what is happening and what needs to be done. Our patients love the opportunity to completely understand what the problem is, even visually, before having to make a decision about their dental care.
We are a technology-driven practice that utilizes the latest equipment – some of which is found in very few dental offices around the nation – to give you the best possible product. We even make some 3D-printed products in-house, which passes the savings on to you!