As a dentist, I find the greatest reward in knowing that my patients feel comfortable and trust coming to me for their oral health needs. Many patients are fearful of dental treatment, and it is satisfying to know that I can alleviate those fears and provide exceptional care. My patients and I have wonderful relationships, and we are often joking around and sharing our favorite moments in life. I make every effort to understand each of my patients needs and desires so that I can treat them with the most rewarding dental care.
Education and Continuing Education
I attended Auburn University for my undergraduate education and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Science. From there, I went to the University of Alabama-Birmingham to complete my Doctorate of Dental Medicine.
I understand how important it is for my patients that I stay on the cutting-edge of the dental field so that I am able to provide them with the most efficient, effective, and beneficial treatments available. In order to do this, I am diligent in pursing continuing education through seminars, courses, and other opportunities. I also glean much of the latest treatment and technological advancements through several local study clubs.
My membership in professional affiliations is another equally important outlet for me to stay at the forefront of the best dental treatments, as I can actively engage in conversation with my fellow colleagues about the best way to care and treat our patients. My professional affiliations include:
- American Dental Association
- Florida Dental Association
- Northwest Florida Dental Association
- EscaRosa Dental Society
Outside of the Office
I was born and raised in Pensacola and have called it my home for my entire life. I love having the opportunity to help the people of my lifelong community improve their health and quality of life, and I find it an honor that our community entrusts their dental health to me. Additionally, I stay active in the community through my church, Trinity Presbyterian, and volunteering my time with the Give Kids a Smile program, which allows underserved children to receive much needed dental care.
At home, my wife, Leah, and I have three children - Alexandra, Andrew, and Nora. I enjoy hunting, fishing, and supporting Auburn football. While at Auburn, I was a member of the swim team where I won All-American honors and helped Auburn win its first NCAA Championship in 1997.