Making a difference in my patients’ lives goes beyond providing them with exceptional dental care. Every patient that chooses our office is choosing me as their dentist. They are placing their trust in me to help them obtain the healthy, beautiful smile they’ve always wanted.
My promise is to give every patient my honest opinion, expertise, compassion and respect. I’m passionate about solving my patients’ dental concerns. It’s fulfilling to get someone out of pain, and to help people feel more confident in their smile. Even if they’re nervous or embarrassed, I hope that each patient feels my genuine care for them, as we achieve their ideal smile together.
I love creating long-lasting relationships with my patients and their families. I enjoy talking with them throughout their visits, learning each person’s unique story. Those conversations teach me a lot about the world and about myself. I hope my patients understand how much I treasure being included in their lives.
Education and Continuing Education
- Bachelor of Science in Biology, Pacific Lutheran University
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery, State University of New York at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine
I actively pursue continuing education (CE) opportunities throughout the year. CE involvement keeps me engaged in the lifelong adventure of learning. It also ensures I’m current with the latest advances in all fields of dentistry. For my patients, it means the most up-to-date, effective care with the best results for their smile. I regularly attend conferences, meetings, and lectures. I’m also an active member of a local study club.
- American Dental Association
- Texas Dental Association
- Seattle Study Club
Outside the Office
I grew up in Port Orchard, WA, a small town across the water from Seattle. Interestingly, it’s the same small town as my business partner in our Killeen office, Dr. Johnson. We’ve known each other since we were in diapers and graduated from the same high school. We went to dental schools on opposite sides of the country, before we both decided to set down roots in the great state of Texas. I opened Fusion Dental in Waco, in 2012 and Dr. Johnson and I were excited to open a second location together in Killeen in 2014.
I live in Waco with my wife and two children. When I’m not at work, you’ll no doubt find me at the local community center most nights of the week, cheering on the sidelines or helping coach one of my children’s sports teams. While I also love to fish, or play a round or two of golf, there is no place I’d rather be than with my family.