As a dentist, I am honored to serve my Spokane-area friends and neighbors. Dental health is closely tied to one’s overall physical and emotional health. In helping people improve their oral wellness I am able to improve their quality of life!
When first meeting a patient, I have two questions: what does this person need in order to achieve their dental goals? And, how can we get to those results in the most efficient, ethical, and comfortable manner possible? Everything I do is with those two questions in mind.
At my core, I believe in treating my patients like family and delivering the best dental experience and results possible.
Education and Experience
I came to the dental field from a desire to deliver the best dental care in order to help people lead healthier and happier lives.
I grew up in the Spokane Valley and attended Eastern Washington University, where I received a Bachelor of Science. I then attended dental school at Creighton University, where I obtained my Doctorate of Dental Surgery.
In practice, I enjoy educating patients about their oral health, seeing them achieve their dream smile, and watching them thrive. It is especially fulfilling to meet and work with people who have put off dental care for a good amount of time. Showing each how we can get to their dream smile – one’s that beautiful and healthy – takes prioritizing their appointments and a bit of patience.
As mine is a general and family practice, I have the joy of providing a child’s first dental experience, taking care of their parents’ smiles, and restoring their grandparents’ function. Being part of so many people’s lives, as they become part of my life and story, is incredible.
Professional Affiliations and Continuing Education
I am a member of the:
- American Dental Association
- Washington State Dental Association
- Academy of General Dentistry
Through these organizations I have many opportunities to further develop my knowledge and the services I provide. Dentistry is a constantly changing field and it is my responsibility to stay current on the latest methodologies, technologies, and trends. By attending meetings, lectures, and seminars, and studying the latest peer-reviewed journals, I ensure patients receive the high-quality dental care they deserve.
Beyond the Practice
Being with my family – my wife and two kids – keeps me busy outside of work. We make the most of our time together. I also enjoy golfing and hiking, when I can find the time.