Helping Others, One Person at a Time
As a dentist, I am honored to help people in need and to do it gently. Today’s advanced care options mean patients can have a truly comfortable experience, feeling relaxed and secure throughout the procedure. My team and I strive to alleviate each person’s anxiety, always listening to their concerns and working with them rather than dictating what we’re going to do.
I always wanted to be a dentist. As a child I loved science, working with my hands, and building things, especially models of the human body. I worked my way through college and was a Financial Consultant and Stockbroker for eight years before deciding that I need to pursue my childhood dream. I re-enrolled, completed the prerequisite courses, and was blessed to be accepted to dental school. It was the smartest decision I’ve ever made!
I love my patients and respect who they are on an individual basis. Each person brings unique experiences, passions, and dreams to our office. I thrive on our conversations and what I learn from patients; I think my patients make me a better dentist and a better person. I look forward to coming to the office each morning, knowing my day will be filled with fascinating exchanges as I help each patient achieve a healthier and happier smile.
Education and Continuing Education
- Bachelor of Science in Finance, University of Central Florida
- Doctorate of Dental Medicine (DMD), University of Florida
- Graduate of the Engel Implant Institute
Right now is, I think, the best time to be practicing dentistry. Incredible advancements in technique, materials, and technology all mean better experiences and results for patients. I want those in my care to look forward to visits and to have beautifully healthy, confident smiles, so I take many continuing education courses.
I’m a member of the prestigious Academy of General Dentistry and am working on my Fellowship with them. Additionally, I take courses locally, regionally, and nationally, learning from leading researchers and practitioners in oral healthcare.
- Academy of General Dentistry
- American Dental Association
- Florida Dental Association
- Central Florida District Dental Association
- Volusia County Dental Society
- CadStar Cad/Cam Dentistry
- Dawson Academy
- American Academy of Implant Dentistry
Beyond the Practice
I am a fourth generation native of this area. A blessed man, I married my high school crush, Anita. We have three awesome kids and built our dream home on the river here in New Smyrna Beach.
Outside the office I love spending time offshore fishing and like pretty much anything to do with the ocean.
Anita and I share a passion for helping others. She donates a lot of time and effort to feed the homeless in our area and I offer free dental care to those in need through the Southern Baptist Mobile Dental Unit.
This community has supported my family and me so well and I love giving back. A lot of medical professionals travel overseas to help those in need, which is awesome, but I prefer to help people locally. I truly think that’s my calling.