Being a dentist is such a rewarding and enjoyable career. Our teeth and smile are such a big part of who we are and how we interact with the world. Having patients trust me with their oral health is something I take very seriously. The change we can make and the confidence we can build is amazing. Everyone’s definition of a happy and healthy smile is different, and I love being a part of each and every one.
Not only do I get to help create amazing smiles every day, I also get to meet and know so many amazing people in our community. Living in the community in which I practice makes it that much more special. Not many people can say they love going to work every day and genuinely mean it, but I am one of the fortunate few!
My Education and Experience
I come from a long line of dentist in the family. It all started with my grandpa who showed me what a great and rewarding profession dentistry could be. The more I learned about dentistry the more I knew it was the perfect fit for me. Being able to combine both science, technical skills, and art made it an ideal career, and getting to interact with so many great people every day between staff and patients is just an added bonus.
I attended California State University, Fullerton and majored in Biological Science with an emphasis in Cell and Developmental Biology, graduating Summa Cum Laude. I continued my education at Oregon Health and Science University, School of Dentistry in Portland, Oregon, where earned my Doctorate of Dental Medicine.
Being a Southern California kid, the clouds and rain did not suit me, and I knew I needed to return to a warmer climate. To be nearer to family, my wife Liz and I decided to move to the Sacramento area to raise our family and begin my career. After years of practicing and setting down roots in the community, I decided to open his own practice here in Auburn.
Commitment to Continual Learning
I believe that continued learning and diving deep into new subjects and techniques directly benefits our patients. Integrating the newest techniques and therapies ensures that our patients are getting the best and most up-to-date treatment based on the most current research. Pushing myself as a clinician also ensures that we are providing the highest quality dental care at our office.
In addition to my memberships with the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and Sacramento District Dental Society, I am also involved in a monthly dental study club that focuses on integrated therapy to provide the highest level of dental care. As a CEREC® mentor, I provide continuing education on the system and advanced techniques so other practices can improve their patient care.
While we use the most modern and advanced techniques in dentistry, we never forget the all-essential human touch. I love getting to know our patients on a personal level. This not only makes my day more enjoyable but it allows me to tailor their treatment and plans more specifically for them to ensure they are receiving the care that is best for them.
Family and Community
My wife Liz and I have three girls, Paige, Tinley, and Macie, as well as a golden retriever named Sunny. I love spending time with my family, whether we’re hiking or just hanging out at home. I also love snowboarding, traveling, and finding new places to explore on my mountain bike.