Personalized Dental Care
Our smiles play an important role in our lives. Having a healthy and confident smile helps us express feelings of happiness, joy, and contentment. The most exciting part of my work is when a patient completes treatment, whether that’s a small filling or a large aesthetic case, and they have a huge smile because they’re thrilled with the care and the results.
I strive to care for each patient as I would a member of my own family: with respect, compassion, and professionalism. My goal is to make each dental visit as comfortable, productive, and pleasant as possible. This starts with sincerely listening to a patient, fully understanding the treatment goals, and then addressing any possible concerns the person might have. It’s important for patients to understand I am here to help them accomplish their dental goals at a pace that they are comfortable with.
I’ve been practicing dentistry since 2008. I realized I wanted to be a dentist at age 12 when I saw the impact a talented dental team had on a close friend who experienced a serious facial injury.
I truly love what I do: I spend my days helping people improve their lives. During visits, we talk and laugh together while sharing stories and experiences. These conversations lead to meaningful relationships, which I deeply treasure.
Education and Continuing Education
I attended the University of Louisville, in Kentucky, for my Bachelor of Arts in biology. While at Louisville, I was a four-year starting pitcher for the Cardinal softball team. Then I attended the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine, where I received my Doctorate of Dental Surgery.
After receiving my dental degree, I completed a general practice residency at the Denver Veterans Affairs Hospital. At the completion of my residency, I joined a private practice, then returned to the Denver V.A Hospital, where I practiced for four years, and provided comprehensive dental care for our nation’s veterans. While at the V.A., I also enjoyed supervising and teaching the general practice residents.
I’m committed to providing current and proven treatment and care options to my patients. Through continuing education, which involves attending conferences, lectures, and seminars, I stay up to date on best practices. Dentistry is a constantly evolving field: advances in technology, techniques, and materials all mean better experiences for patients. By continuing to learn and expand my skills, I ensure my patients receive the best care for their dental needs.
- American Dental Association
- Colorado Dental Association
- Colorado Prosthodontic Society
- Metro Denver Dental Society
I am a Colorado native and grew up in Denver.
When I’m not working, being with my family is my priority. I also like staying healthy through regular exercise, and enjoy watching sports, especially the Broncos!