I have a wonderful job: I get to help people become healthier and happier. As a dentist, I’m a perfectionist, and I love being able to provide excellent care for each of my patients, because that’s what makes families smile!
It’s an exciting time to be a dentist. Dental medicine continues to evolve; the field provides clinicians with better techniques, materials, and tools, and enables us to offer superior care in the gentlest ways possible. I love having the opportunity each day to improve people’s lives by restoring their oral health. I get to see people go from studying their teeth in the mirror to truly smiling at everyone.
If a patient is in physical pain, it’s a great blessing to have the knowledge and tools to alleviate that pain and help them heal. It’s even more satisfying when someone who has been self-conscious about their smile reaches a point where they can’t stop smiling. So ultimately, what I love about my job is that I can make people smile!
Although we do many of the same procedures each day, every person that walks through our door is different. They have different backgrounds, personalities, and needs. Some of my favorite moments during the day are the interactions we have with our patients before and after treatment.
Over these last several years, I have made many new friends, and I know that our entire team considers our patients an extension of our families! As we take time to listen to our patients, I hope they can feel that they are cared for and respected, because that’s how I would want to be treated.
Education and Continuing Education
- Undergraduate degree – Brigham Young University
- Doctorate of Dental Medicine – Medical University of South Carolina
- Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency – Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center
I take time throughout the year to attend continuing education courses in order to keep myself up to date with the latest advances in dental medicine. I want to be able to offer each of my patients the best possible care, which includes both an accurate diagnosis and an appropriate range of treatment options. Dentistry is constantly advancing, and continuing education is the only way to make sure I am providing my patients with the best standard of care.
I am a current member of the American Dental Association, Utah Dental Association, Box Elder Dental Society and the Academy of General Dentistry.
I am originally from Aiken, South Carolina, but my lovely wife Melissa has brought me to this great state and I love it! Melissa and I have four sons, which means free time is family time. If we’re not playing in the backyard, we are usually drawn into a Star Wars battle, playing games or reading great books.
Our family is very lucky to live in such a wonderful community. Brigham City is a beautiful small town and the people here are friendly and caring. We involve our family in the local children’s sports activities, from t-ball to soccer, by volunteering to help with events and enrolling our kids in the teams. I am a member of the local Rotary Club, the Brigham City Chamber of Commerce, and my wife and I are both involved in our church where we accept various responsibilities in our local congregation.