Meet the Team
My profession is me and I’m my profession. I love that I am able to alleviate pain and create beautiful smiles for those I care for, ensuring that their lives are improved because of my skills. Whether a patient comes to me for a routine exam or because they need more intensive care, I am honored by the trust they place in me.
I am particularly humbled by those who come to me after having dealt with dental anxiety in the past. The fact that they are now seeking care is excellent, but that they have chosen my staff and me for their oral healthcare needs, lets me know that we are doing things right. My team works so well with these patients, reassuring them, listening to them, providing them with support and knowledge.
Caring for my patients, for me, is more than just coming into the office: each day brings with it opportunities to help those in our community and to learn from them. The discussions we have, and the friendships that develop, are rewarding and invigorating.
Education and Continuing Education
- Bachelor of Science, Old Dominion University
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery, Temple University School of Dentistry
In addition to my formal degrees, I am constantly seeking to learn and expand my skills as a dentist. Ours is a field which is continually changing, with new technologies and treatment options being developed, and it is essential for me to be constantly learning in order to provide my patients with most proven, up-to-date care available. To offer them anything less is not acceptable. I regularly attend conferences, seminars, lectures, and hands-on trainings in oral healthcare-related topics and my pleasure reading is often focused on learning new and innovative dentistry techniques.
Professional Affiliations and Certifications
- American Dental Association
- Academy of General Dentistry
- Academy of Stomatology
- Pennsylvania Academy of General Dentistry
- Pennsylvania Dental Association (Member Emeritus)
- Philadelphia Dental Society
- Lancaster, PA Dental Society
- Formerly on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dentistry
- Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry
- Periodontal Prosthodontics Certificate, University of Pennsylvania
- Former member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
- Conscious Sedation Dentistry Certificate
- Advanced training in oral and implant surgery
- Invisalign orthodontics certification
Personal Life and Community Involvement
While I am a native of Colorado Springs, CO, my family and I have called Lancaster, PA our home for 13 years. My wonderful wife, Janet, and daughters Skyler and Brenna, and I, share much of our free time together. Outside of my family time, you might find me scuba diving or going for a motorcycle ride. But, to be honest, dentistry is my biggest interest, even when I’m not in the office.
Giving back to our community is very important to me: a strong community is good for all of us, and I believe in helping those who need assistance. In addition to supporting veteran’s activities, I’m also a supporter of the Water Street Rescue Mission and Toys for Tots.
Registered Dental Hygienist
My favorite part of working here is getting to know our patients and making them feel comfortable during their visits. I love learning about them and from them, and since a lot of my day is spent one-on-one caring for their oral health, I have great opportunities to listen and share. In addition to reviewing medical histories and taking X-rays, I also provide thorough dental cleanings. During the time I have with a patient, I talk about home care strategieto keep their oral health at optimum in-between cleanings and checkups. Focusing on education and prevention is essential and are very much emphasized by everyone here. We want our patients’ to have great health and beautiful smiles! In my personal life, I’m often found cooking, baking, and gardening.