I graduated from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah with a Bachelor of Science in Physiology and Developmental Biology. Following undergraduate studies, my wife and I moved across the country with our infant daughter to attend The Ohio State University College of Dentistry where I obtained my Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. While I enjoy dentistry, I have also been known to spend time with family, check the latest NBA stats and scores, and be a nerd about electronics.
Dentistry is special to me. It has allowed me to be in service to other people on a daily basis. Helping others is one of the factors that initially fueled my interest in dentistry and the realization of it has been incredible. I love helping people get out of dental pain, resolve existing dental issues, learn how to best prevent future dental problems, and become more confident in their smiles. I work tirelessly to ensure that patients are always comfortable and at ease. Some of my favorite cases have involved people who were initially very anxious about spending time in the dental office. I have a calming presence and have been able to move many patients past a fear of dentistry by alleviating concerns, listening, and proceeding with gentle dentistry techniques.