Unique Care for Unique Smiles
I joke that, as a dentist, I change lives: one tooth at a time. There’s actually a lot of truth to that statement, though.
As a dentist, I am able to improve people’s quality of life. Quality of life means more than just functional improvement: it’s also boosting confidence and well-being. I can relieve a person of dental pain that’s made their life miserable. I can also restore or improve function, so the person can eat the foods he or she loves, and I can change a smile which grows the person’s self-esteem. In each case, and with every interaction, I have the opportunity to make a difference.
I appreciate how each person has different clinical and personal needs. Every visit and each procedure requires that I search for the best treatment approach and work with my patients to decide what fits their goals.
I enjoy the variety of my days, the people who come to me for care, and the rapport that grows during visits. I consider my patients to be part of my family and they often become my friends. I hope they feel the same about me.
I love what I do, the people I work with, and the people we care for: I hope to do this for many years to come!
I have worked hard to assemble a staff that is not only knowledgeable and skilled, but also cares deeply for our patients. My team sees the patients as I do: as family. We are united in our desire to be a bright point in our patients’ days and to make each person feel welcome, safe, and at home in our care. A smile at the end of a visit, and words of thanks for what we’ve done, makes our day!
- Bachelor of Science in biology – University of Georgia, 1998
- Doctorate of Dental Medicine – Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry, 2002
I believe ongoing learning should be part of every person’s life. As a dentist, I know that when we stop learning, we cease to improve ourselves and, in turn, the lives of our patients. Learning new techniques, expanding and strengthening skills, and broadening the services I offer is integral to maintaining the quality of care I provide.
Since finishing dental school, I’ve completed many postgraduate courses: always searching for the best solutions for my patients. I’ve studied oral health and pathology, periodontal care, dental and restorative materials, and advanced technologies and methodologies.
- American Dental Association
- Georgia Dental Association
- Hinman Dental Society
Beyond the Office
Much of my free time is spent with my wife Jessica, who’s a teacher at Buford Elementary School, and three children: sons Matthew and Josh and daughter Lily. I also enjoy exercising, running trails, and competing in obstacle course racing.