My path to becoming a dentist began long before my formal dental education. My father was a dentist, and I watched as he gently and compassionately took care of his patients and helped them achieve a healthy smile.
My professional philosophy is based on education without judgment. I believe that my patient, our staff, and I must work together as a team to improve and optimize each patient’s oral health.
Committed to Dental Education
Every year, advances made in dentistry that can give you a healthier, more attractive smile, and can make your care more comfortable. As your dentist, I’ve made sure I have the educational background and up-to-the-minute training to give you the best care possible. Prior to starting my practice, I completed the following education:
- Bachelor of Science – Brigham Young University
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery – University of Washington School of Dentistry
- Advanced education residency program – Bolling and Andrews Air Force Base
In addition, I exceed the number of required hours of continuing education for the dental profession by more than 50% every year. I have participated in extensive study in operative dentistry, prosthodontics, endodontics, and periodontics. I also stay current on new technologies and research.
Professional Memberships for Knowledgeable Care
Every doctor has his or her own strengths. By interacting with other dentists and oral healthcare professionals, I share my knowledge with them and learn from them, as well. This enables me to provide you with informed, comfortable care. I am an active member of the:
- American Dental Association
- Washington State Dental Association
- Kitsap County Dental Society
- Endodontic Study Club
Giving Back to Our Community
Over the years, many people have encouraged me in my endeavors. Many of my patients have come to know me as a neighbor and friend. Whenever possible, I repay their trust and confidence by volunteering my time and expertise to the community of Poulsbo.
Outside the Office
I started dating my wife, Kendra, while in college. During summer break I played on her dad’s softball team and I think she liked the way I looked in my baseball uniform. We were married the summer before I started dental school.
Kendra and I have three kids: Kayli, Cody, and Chloe. Kayli is married, Cody is preparing for graduate work, and Chloe is in college. Our Maltese, Lilly, is now the baby of our family. I like to stay active in my free time and can often be found snow skiing, participating in ultimate Frisbee, and playing tennis or softball.