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 his 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 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.