Being a dentist is an opportunity to help others. As oral healthcare providers, we are in a unique position in that we can transform each patient’s life. Whether we are aesthetically enhancing a smile, relieving dental pain, or improving function, each procedure is a chance to change a person’s life — for the better!
I truly love making people smile. My greatest satisfaction comes when I see a genuine smile at the end of a procedure — from a small filling on a front tooth to a full-mouth reconstruction — and the happiness in the person’s eyes.
In school, I always enjoyed my science-based classes, and that drew me toward healthcare as a profession. A family friend, a dentist, invited me to shadow him over a summer while I was in college. After I saw how he was able to help people, combining science and aesthetics, and his obvious happiness with what he did, I knew dentistry was the right path for me.
Our Office and Team
Each of our team members is personally invested in the individual well-being of our patients. They treat every patient like family and always have the person’s best interest at heart.
Our administrative and clerical staff members are professionals. They are also compassionate, supportive, and non-judgmental. Together, they ensure each person feels safe, heard, and supported throughout every interaction.
- Bachelor’s degree in human biology – The University of Kansas
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery – University of Missouri Kansas City School of Dentistry
One of the most appealing facets of dentistry are the continual advances. New techniques and technologies are constantly developed and made available to practitioners. It is my responsibility to stay current on the new options: carefully evaluating each before determining they should be incorporated into our office.
Each year I take a range of continuing dental education courses in order to learn about new options, as well as broaden and strengthen my clinical skills. This ensures I am providing patients with the best care for their needs.
- American Dental Association
- Kansas Dental Association
- Fifth District Dental Society of Kansas
- Better Business Bureau of Kansas City
Beyond the Practice
Originally from Topeka, I have lived in the Kansas City metro area for more than ten years. My wife Kim and I have two young children, Harrison and Gretchen, who are busy little bees.
When I’m not working, I’m most often with my family. The activities of two young kids take up most of my time outside of the office. When I do have free time, I love to travel, be outdoors, fish with the kids, and cheer on the Kansas Jayhawks.