Building Relationships and Changing Lives
I’ve always been passionate about dentistry, even as a small child. I enjoy helping my patients achieve and maintain optimal dental health. I take a multidisciplinary approach to care when addressing my patient’s dental needs. This allows my patients to achieve their ideal results.
As a dentist, I love that I get to work with a diverse group of people, from toddlers through seniors. Getting to know each on a personal level, and establishing a lifelong relationship with them, is important to me. I believe in actively listening to my patients and encourage them to tell me about their goals and concerns.
I find working with people who have dental anxiety to be particularly rewarding. Together with my team, I help that person work through and overcome their fears. Today’s dentistry offers truly painless options and I pay close attention to each person’s comfort during their visits. Having a patient thank me, with a happy smile, for making a procedure go smoothly and without discomfort, is truly a fulfilling moment.
Education and Continuing Education
- Bachelor degree in Dental Hygiene, Eastern Washington University
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery, University of Washington
I am passionate about learning and education. Dentistry is a constantly evolving discipline. Advancements in technology, materials, and techniques all mean better care and results for patients. I take my responsibility for my patients’ oral health seriously. By remaining current through continuing education courses, I ensure I’m providing the best care and treatment options.
I have completed advanced courses in pediatric and adult sedation. I’ve also studied dental implant placement and implant restorations.
I am an active member of the American Dental Association, Washington State Dental Association, Pierce County Dental Society, and the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology. These organizations allow me to learn from leaders in the field, as well as from my colleagues.
I grew up in Rainer, WA and have lived in Bonney Lake for more than 10 years, now. My wife Amy and I have been married almost 20 years. We have six children: four boys and two girls. We also have two guinea pigs. Spending time together, as a family, is important to all of us. When I’m not working, you’ll usually find me at one of my kids’ many extracurricular activities.
Supporting the Community
Both Amy and I are board members for the Spina Bifida Association of Washington. I am also a committee member for Boy Scout Troop 172 and am on the Dental Assistant Advisory Committee for Clover Park Community College, too. Additionally, I volunteer for RAM and the Seattle Center free dental days.