Dentistry means a lot to me. I feel privileged to work in a profession where every day I am able to make a positive impact on people’s lives. To improve patients’ dental health, and thus their overall health, is the true reward of my profession, and also a responsibility I do not take lightly.
I love being able to help patients return to good oral health, improve their smile, and help them feel better about themselves. It’s very satisfying when my patients say they love their new smile, or that they’re no longer in pain after treatment was completed.
I am so fortunate to have such terrific patients. Some of them have been coming to us since I started my practice more than 20 years ago. We see adults and kids, and it is fun to see everyone grow and change over the years. We enjoy taking care of our patients’ dental health throughout their lives.
Education and Continuing Education
- Bachelor of Arts – Lewis and Clark College, 1988
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery – University of Washington, 1993
I believe continuing education is very important in the dental profession. Techniques and materials are changing constantly. In order to provide our patients with the best care, we need to stay abreast of the best techniques and materials. This allows us to provide our patients with the best options for their dental health care.
To fulfill this commitment to continuing education, our office regularly attends the Pacific Northwest Dental Conference. I am also an active member of the American Dental Association, Washington State Dental Association, Thurston-Mason Counties Dental Society, and the South Sound Dental Study Club.
Outside the Office
I grew up in St. Helens, Oregon, but have made Olympia my home for the past 24 years. My lovely wife Lisa and I have been married for almost 18 years and we have two wonderful kids. Our son is 14 and our daughter is 11, and let's not forget our Boston Terrier, Felix. I love spending time with my family, especially traveling.
In my free time, I enjoy golfing, working in the yard and garden, and reading. My wife and I have been involved with the Hands on Children’s Museum in Olympia. I also have been coaching youth baseball for many years and am currently enjoying coaching my son’s team.