I take my profession as a dentist very seriously and constantly strive for perfection in the level of care I provide.
As a dentist, I find meeting new people and getting to know them as individuals to be rewarding. The better I understand who a person is, and what they need and want, the better I am able to provide the service they desire. With this process comes many challenges: building trust, showing people I will not judge them, and establishing clear, open communication.
It’s that interpersonal side of dentistry that means the most to me. Every person I care for teaches me something new: enriching my knowledge and worldview, giving me a different way of looking at a circumstance, and always pushing me to be a better dentist and person.
Education and Experience
I was raised in Yarmouth Port, Cape Cod. Growing up, the arts and sciences were always where I excelled. In fact, I was a music major before I made the decision to study to be a dentist. Working with my hands in the health field gave me the hands-on opportunities I needed, with the additional fulfillment of building relationships within my community.
I attended the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, where I received my Bachelor in Science. Dental school came next, at Boston University’s Goldman School of Dental Medicine, where I obtained my Doctorate of Dental Medicine.
I have practiced for about 20 years now, and love my career. It is very satisfying to make a difference in someone’s life, whether by relieving pain, providing education, restoring function, or improving a smile. My goal is for each patient to leave here healthier and happier, with a smile they are pleased to share.
Professional Affiliations and Continuing Education
I am an active member of the:
- American Dental Association
- Massachusetts Dental Society
- Cape Cod Dental District Society
- Academy of General Dentistry
Through these organizations, I have access to numerous continuing education (CE) opportunities. CE exposes me to new technological advancements and techniques in dentistry. It is crucial to my professional growth and improves the level of care I deliver to patients.
Beyond the Practice
I have lived in Sandwich, Cape Cod, since 2000. Holly, my wife, and I went to high school together. We married in 1999 and have two children, Ryan and Casey, along with a rescue dog.
Like many of my patients, I am very family-oriented and prioritize time with Holly and our children above all else. I used to coach my kids’ sports, but now they are older and I find I have time for other interests: playing golf, playing my guitar, and enjoying friends and family time on the Cape.