I’ve been a practicing dentist for more than 30 years. During this time I’ve had the honor of meeting and building lasting, wonderful relationships with so many remarkable people. Dentistry is far more than treating teeth: it’s about caring for the person as a whole, developing a trusting bond, and working toward a shared goal of optimal oral and overall health.
I cannot imagine a better profession. I spend my days talking with people of all ages, from all walks of life. We share stories, and what I learn from them expands my world and makes me a better person. I love using my problem-solving skills and working with my hands to help my patients achieve and maintain their healthiest, happiest smiles.
I especially enjoy helping patients who have dental-related anxiety. Today’s techniques and technology ensure comfortable treatment and incredible results. My team and I spend a lot of time talking with, and really listening to, each patient. We need to hear their concerns and what they desire from care. I want my patients to learn that coming to see us is a positive event and nothing to worry about. When a patient smiles at the end of a visit and thanks us for making it pleasant and painless, I’m thrilled.
I’m proud of my team. We’ve been together for many years and work well together. We’re all highly experienced and take our responsibilities seriously. At the same time, we’re warm and friendly: our patients’ comfort is important to all of us and we’ll do everything we can to earn a happy smile!
Education and Continuing Education
My Doctorate of Dental Surgery was awarded by The Ohio State University. In the years since I graduated, dentistry has seen amazing advances. I am committed to providing my patients with the best care, and in order to do that I must remain current on all of the changes.
I have completed hundreds of hours of continuing education. By participating in study clubs, attending conferences, lectures, and seminars, as well as reading dental journals, I ensure I’m up to date. My patients deserve the best!
I grew up in Cleveland, in northeast Ohio. In 2008 I moved to the Carolinas and now live in Sun City. My wife Suzie and I have been married more than 30 years. We have two adult sons, who live in Texas and South Carolina, and two grandchildren.
Each year I volunteer with the North Carolina Missions of Mercy and the 24 Foundation. I’ve also worked extensively with the Muscular Dystrophy Association.