For me, dentistry is the perfect profession for two reasons: the people and the work. I love spending my days with so many amazing people. Some patients come to us with deep-set fears of dentistry from past experiences and I love surprising them by combining modern technology with a gentle nature, which delivers an experience that rebuilds their trust in the field.
As for the work aspect of dentistry, it’s an expansive profession that is always growing and changing. Every day brings a wide variety of new challenges and often times requires new solutions, as each patient’s needs are unique. I am grateful to be practicing dentistry at a time when there is so much effective, painless technology to help patients achieve optimal dental health!
Everybody has a story to tell. Getting to care for so many people with such amazing stories brings happiness and variety to every day. I am honored to have patients who trust me to help them achieve their dental goals and who allow me to be part of their lives.
My Education and Commitment to Continuing Education
- Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry, Rollins College
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery, Creighton University School of Dentistry
- Residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Dentistry is a field where there are constant developments and it’s essential I stay on the leading edge of knowledge about materials, technologies, and processes in order to provide my patients with the best care options. Each year I participate in continuing education through the American Dental Association, Collier County Dental Association, and other groups, by attendance at meetings, lectures, and seminars. I have studied many topics, including dental implants, digital and cosmetic dentistry, sleep apnea treatment, Invisalign orthodontic treatment, root canal therapy, and laser and periodontal therapy, to name a few.
- American Dental Association
- American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
- Florida Dental Association
- West Coast District Dental Association
- Collier County Dental Association
- Eco-Dentistry Association
Outside of Work
I’m a Naples native, returning to my hometown in 2009. My wife Deven and I are lucky to be raising our son, Jack. I love being on and near the water, whether I’m fishing, going after lobster, or scuba diving. Deven and I are also passionate about travel and do so whenever we can, though raising a growing family has certainly kept us grounded at home the majority of the last couple years.