Changing Lives by Changing Smiles
As a dentist, my goal is to share my philosophy and passion for lifelong, comprehensive quality oral healthcare in a modern and comfortable setting. My patients deserve the best and all options, and I want them to be true partners in dental health.
I wake each morning looking forward to the day ahead, and I can honestly say that I love what I do. I enjoy the challenges and fun that dentistry offers, from the clinical aspects to each of my patients’ wonderful personalities. Seeing smiles after treatment, hearing a surprised, “that wasn’t bad at all!” and receiving referrals with confidence, all make my day. I believe in helping people learn that a visit to my office can be an enjoyable and even fun experience.
I love getting to know people. I want my patients to be as comfortable in their “dental home” as they can be. My team and I offer a social and well-rounded practice, where we enjoy conversations with our patients, and share stories and smiles with each person.
Education and Continuing Education
- Bachelor of Science in pharmacy – West Virginia University School of Pharmacy
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery – West Virginia University School of Dentistry
I’m heavily involved in postdoctorate continuing education in all aspects of dentistry, with an emphasis on cosmetic and restorative dentistry. I take pride in surpassing the requirements to achieve and maintain dual dental and pharmacy licensure in several states.
I’m also honored to be a faculty club member of the world-famous Spear Education in Arizona. Spear is an amazing teaching and advancement facility that brings together a variety of dental specialists to create a multidisciplinary approach to dental care.
As a pharmacist, I am able to understand the human body in ways many other dentists do not, from dealing with anxiety to more effective anesthesia and pain management. Muscular, skeletal, neurologic, and genetic factors are also factors that must be evaluated in whole-mouth and body health, and my pharmacy background provides another view on these concerns.
By pursuing extensive and advanced continuing education, I’m able to provide my patients with the best treatment experience and the strongest, most incredible results for their oral health. Excellent continuing dental education is expensive and time-consuming for a dentist, yet is enjoyable and absolutely worthwhile when you are passionate about what you do and you know how it improves patient care.
The benefit for my patients is that the results are a better, healthier, more attractive and more cost-effective investment in lifetime care!
- American Academy of Facial Esthetics
- Academy of General Dentistry
- International Team for Implantology
- American Dental Association
- Ohio Dental Association
- Keely Dental Society
- Advanced Dental Implant Study Club of Cincinnati
- Spear Education faculty club member
- NC and WV pharmacy licensures
- OH and WV dental licensures
In the Community
As a dentist, I have participated in Mission of Mercy, Give Kids a Smile, and the clinic at Roselawn Family Dental Center. I am also an Ohio Dental OPTIONS provider, which enables me to offer free care to disadvantaged people living in our community.
I know I have been granted the physical and mental capabilities that others have not, so it is always humbling and rewarding to help people in need. Communities must stick together and support one another. Serving my community as a dentist is my way of giving what some cannot achieve on their own.
I have a beautiful family with my wife Amber, and two energetic young boys, Brody and Casey. I met Amber while in dental school and we married after. In addition to being a great mother, Amber is both a civilian dentist and serves her country as a dentist in the Army National Guard on the weekends. Our family also has a cat named Sam, who often acts like a dog!
When I’m not working, family time is what I’m all about. With two young boys, everything is a learning experience for them (and for the parents, too!) and they love to be constantly on the move. We can often be found at local festivals, hiking in parks, watching a WVU game, or at the zoo or a restaurant. On the rare occasion I’m not with family, I try to squeeze in a quick motorcycle ride or a trip to the shooting range.