I go the extra mile to deliver the best possible care to my patients because I know that what I do for them has huge impacts on how they look, feel, and function. I treat them like my own family members; I want the best for them and will do everything I can to create a smile my patients will treasure for a lifetime.
Education and Experience
I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the State University of New York at Albany. I then attended Boston University School of Dental Medicine where I earned my Doctorate of Dental Medicine.
After graduating from dental school, I was commissioned as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy and served as the Dental Department Head aboard the U.S.S. Whidbey Island. During my tour of duty, I was deployed to the Middle East in Support of Operation Enduring Freedom. I was awarded a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal for my service during this time.
Upon completion of my military commitment, I began work in private practice with Dr. Wallace in 2002. From 2006 to 2011, I was appointed to the general dentistry staff at Sibley Memorial Hospital and was the acting dental consultant for the Renaissance Skilled Nursing Facility.
In 2012, I received the Fellowship Award from the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD). In order to obtain this, I had to complete 500 hours of continuing education in various disciplines and then pass a rigorous examination. I am extremely proud of this accomplishment considering only seven percent of AGD dentists have achieved fellowship status.
I am an active member of the Academy of General Dentistry, Southern Maryland Dental Society, and the American Dental Association. I have a keen interest in helping patients who suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea and treating patients with Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD).
Outside the Office
In my spare time, you may see me swimming, biking, or running through Montgomery, Howard, or Carroll County. I have completed numerous Olympic, Half-Ironman, and Ironman distance triathlons. My goal is to one day qualify for the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii. Originally from New York, my wife Stacey and I live in Brookeville with our son and daughter.