As a dentist, I am daily reminded of how important and rewarding my profession is. Being able to give my patients healthy and beautiful smiles is not only beneficial to their overall health, but it also vastly improves their confidence and self-esteem. I have never taken for granted the significance of what my work means for my patients, and each day I am thankful for the opportunity to improve the lives of the people I meet. Each one of my patients is so very important to me, and their trust in my ability to give them the best dental care and experience is a testament to my commitment to treating my patients like the amazing individuals they are.
Education and Experience
I received my Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California, Irvine, and I then completed my Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the University of the Pacific in San Francisco, CA, in 2004. After, I enrolled into a residency program at Keesler AFB Hospital, in Biloxi MS, and completed my post-doctoral training in Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD). This training provided me with in-depth academic and clinic experiences in IV and oral sedation, implantology, wisdom teeth removal, periodontal surgery, as well as other areas of general dentistry. I spent three years practicing dentistry in the Air Force, stationed in Abilene, TX, and I am currently an active reserve for the US Air Force, rank Major.
Since becoming a doctor, my education hasn’t stopped. In order to bring my patients the best and most efficient care available, I understand how important it is to further my knowledge. Because my patients entrust their health to me, I place the highest premium on constantly continuing my education so that I can stay abreast of the latest techniques, trends, and technologies in my field. For instance, to offer patients the best restorative option for missing tooth replacement, I have heavily focused my studies on implantology, sinus lift, and bone graft. I am one of the few general dentist in DFW area who have earned the fellowship status with The International Congress of Oral Implantologist (ICOI). The awarding of Fellowship status with ICOI requires taking over 200 hours of continuing implant education courses, providing documentation of number of successful implant cases, and a letter of recommendation from current ICOI member.
I grew up in Los Angeles, California, and currently reside in Allen, Texas. I am married to my high school sweetheart, and we have a two-year-old son and a fifteen year old Yorkshire terrier. Outside the office, I enjoy various outdoor activities and staying active in sports. My other hobbies include model building, video games and aquariums.
Community involvement is very important to me, so I am an active member of the Allen Rotary Club. Our office is also involved in various local community runs and volunteering activities.
Proud dentists serving the men and women in the military. Dyess AFB.