As a dentist, I have the opportunity to help each person in my chair. Oral health is closely tied to body wellness, and the appearance of a smile can affect a person’s self-esteem. I want the best for each patient I have the honor to treat: health, happiness, and a smile they love to share!
I especially enjoy working with people who have dental-related anxiety. In listening to their worries, I learn what they need to overcome the fears. As we work together, I help individuals learn that today’s dentistry is comfortable and they have nothing to worry about. Earning a person’s trust helps them feel safe and empowers them to take better care of their health.
Whether I am getting someone out of pain, restoring function, brightening a smile, or providing education, my focus is always on the person and what is best for them.
Education and Continuing Education
I attended Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine in Arizona, where I was awarded my Doctorate of Dental Medicine (DMD). Dental school provided me with a solid foundational understanding of oral health, including diagnosis, treatment planning, and methodologies.
Dentistry, though, like all areas of healthcare, is a constantly changing field. A lifelong learner, I seek opportunities to further develop my knowledge, skills, and the services I provide.
Through meetings, seminars, lectures, and online courses, I learn from leading practitioners in oral healthcare. I also keep abreast of trends and research through dental journals and other publications. By studying and evaluating new techniques, materials, and technologies, I am able to incorporate proven options into my patients’ care.
When I’m not seeing patients or reading about the latest developments in dental care, I value time with family and friends. I enjoy fishing with my father, working in the garden, and watching Husker football – Go Big Red!