Dentistry is much more than a career for me! I am passionate about what I do and have done from more than 24 years now. I consider myself so fortunate to work with such an excellent team and patients who we consider family. I have recruited a highly trained team who understands my commitment to excellent and shares in that vision. We love our patients and the opportunities we have to interact and get to know each one; we feel that connection is built on trust, respect, understanding, and compassion. I listen to the concerns of each and every patient, and work within the budgets of every individual.
I am truly thankful to have a career that places me in the lives of so many wonderful people, and grateful for the opportunity to serve my patients and to make a difference in their lives. I am a perfectionist with it comes to the art of dentistry, and I love seeing the happiness dentistry can bring as an end result.
I grew up in Santa Rosa and attended Santa Rosa Middle School and Santa Rosa High. My father was a family physician in town for 40 years, and I regularly went on house calls and to nursing homes with him. I remember seeing the love he had for his patients, and I have tried to emulate his style in real caring and compassion for every individual. When a dentist I had at a young age fixed one of my teeth, I was taken with his work, and I knew then that I wanted to be a dentist and do the same for others as he had done for me.
I received honors for my clinical excellence, along with my D.D.S. in 1991 from the Medical College of Virginia. I have traveled to Jamaica and worked with hundreds of patients who had no previous source of dental care. I enjoy volunteering with Hanna Boys Center and other charitable projects in Sonoma County. I understand that the best professionals never stop learning, and I like staying on the leading edge of the newest dental techniques and technologies, and passionately bringing the highest level of quality and service that those can provide. I want each dental experience to exceed the expectations of my patients, and for those patients to have peace of mind that they are receiving the very best dental care available.
I am a devoted husband and father of four children who are wonderful and caring human beings. As for my hobbies, I love all sports, especially basketball, golf, and baseball. I’m a huge fan of the SF Giants, the Golden State Warriors, the SF 49rs, and the Oakland Raiders. I also love to hike and I especially enjoy Annadel, the coast, Yosemite, and Zion Naitional Park. I am a fan of Broadway Theater, and I love reading biographies of the many amazing people who have lived before me.