I love being a dentist. I love communicating with my patients and empowering them to make the best choices for themselves.
My work is so much more than just fixing teeth. It is about creating confidence in each and every smile that I care for. It is about family and community and caring for each person as though they are my brother or sister. It is about always doing the right thing and listening to my patients needs and desires for their dental health. It is my job to help each patient make the best choices for themselves and to guide them in the best way possible to healthy beautiful teeth. I am a fearful dental patient myself so I understand the anxiety that being a patient can bring. I feel that this helps my patients greatly, because I understand what they are feeling and I do my absolute best to make each visit as comfortable as possible.
Education and Continuing Education
As a child, I used to go into my dad’s office and I remember how much he enjoyed his work as a dentist. He loves helping people and I realized that I wanted to do the same thing. I attended undergraduate school at the University of Richmond (Richmond, VA), earning my BS in Biology in 1998. Following graduation, I attended the University of the Pacific for my Doctorate of Dental Surgery, where I also taught for several years.
Continuing education allows me to gain a higher level of skill and understanding about all facets of dentistry. Through my participation in the Spear Study Club and CEREC® Doctors, I learn advanced techniques and materials that I bring back to my office and use every day.
- American Dental Association
- California Dental Association
- Redwood Empire Dental Society
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
Family and Community
My wife Alexis and I have four children, Will, Dayna, Ryder, and Delaney. The rest of our zoo consists of a German shepherd Tallulah, boxer Trixie, and cats Lenny and Squiggy.
I love the outdoors, particularly hiking, biking, skiing, wake surfing, and traveling. Pretty much anything outdoors or somewhere new to explore will make me happy, especially if I’m with my family.
Community is important to me, and I try to give back when I can. I help coach water polo at Cardinal Newman High School in Santa Rosa. I also volunteer with Flying Doctors in Guatemala and Bright Island Outreach in the Dominican Republic.