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 in biology from the State University of New York at Albany. I attended Boston University School of Dental Medicine to earn 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 USS 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. In order to obtain this, I had to complete 500 hours of continuing education in various disciplines and pass a rigorous examination. I am extremely proud of this accomplishment, considering only six percent of dentists have achieved fellowship status.
In 2018, I was appointed as a Dean's Faculty Member at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. In my position, I supervise and mentor 3rd and 4th year dental students in the dental clinic.
I am an active member of the Academy of General Dentistry, Southern Maryland Dental Society, and 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 counties. I have completed numerous Olympic, Half-Ironman, and Ironman distance triathlons along with multiple Ultra-marathons. My goal is to qualify someday 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.