On Being a Dentist
I believe in providing painless dental care that improves the lives of each of my patients. Whether they need to be relieved of pain, have function restored, or their smile made more beautiful, I am here to help.
By taking the time to speak with each person, and ask about their goals and concerns, I’m able to develop individual treatment plans right for their situation. Just as each patient is unique, so too are their needs. As a dentist, it’s my responsibility to figure out what’s the best solution to each person’s requirements.
I serve a diverse group of patients, of all ages, and enjoy the conversations we have. Those conversations build rapport and we often become friends. I look forward to their visits to hear the latest news about their family and life, and am honored they share so much with me.
Education and Continuing Education
- Bachelor of Science, University of Nevada, Reno
- Doctorate of Dental Medicine, Oregon Health Science University
Dentistry is a constantly evolving field. The ongoing changes in treatments, availability of new materials, and developing technologies, mean I must stay up-to-date. By attending conferences and lectures, participating in hands-on demonstrations, and reading the current literature, I’m able to remain current. My patients trust that I will offer them the widest array of proven treatments; pursuing continuing education ensures I’m able to do so.
- American Dental Association
- American Society of Forensic Odontology
- Washington State Dental Association
- Kitsap County Dental Society, delegate and past president
After growing up in Indian Springs, in southern Nevada, Poulsbo, WA, is now home. My personal life is very family-focused, and spending time with my wife, Julie, and children, Joel, Noelle, and Robert, is a priority. We also share our lives with Dot, an English bulldog.
Being part of and giving back to the community is core to who I am, professionally and personally. I’ve worked at Emerald Downs, providing low-income dentistry, for 10 years. I’m also chairperson of the neighborhood well water committee.
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