My goal is to provide the best dentistry available within a state-of-the-art facility that makes each patient feel comfortable and amongst friends. I want to provide the most advanced and comprehensive dental treatments to each patient. I have a good heart and a ready ear. I look forward to meeting each new patient during our first interview where we can establish a strong foundation to build phenomenal smiles upon.
Education and continuing education
I was turned onto dentistry by my very own dentist, who took me on in a mentor relationship when I graduated high school. He introduced me to the dean of a local dental school and together they sold me on the profession. I graduated from UMKC School of Dentistry in 1980 and continued my studies attending numerous institutes after. I studied Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry at LSU School of Dentistry and attended Peter Dawson Center and US Institute of Orthodontic Studies. I was trained in full-mouth reconstruction and continue my education at LSU Center for Advanced Dental Studies focusing on coursework about cosmetic dentistry. I have been certified in Invisalign® and denture work by Geneva 2000™.
Being directly linked to the professional community is very important to me, and I am part of numerous professional organizations including:
Academy of General Dentistry
Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
International Association for Orthodontics
American Dental Association
In the office:
I value offering a diverse range of treatments to meet all the different needs my patients bring to the office. I want to offer my patients a one-stop-shop where all their dental needs can be met. By keeping up-to-date knowledge of dentistry, I am able to offer a full range of dental care and services for all ages. I have had advanced training in all aspects of dentistry.
Outside the office:
I have 3 wonderful children, my son, Adam is a Marine, now currently in Reserve, married to Taylor and living in St. Louis. He is my Appointment Coordinator in the office, my running partner at home and they are the proud parents of Lola, our first Granddaughter! My eldest daughter, Kaitlin is a DePauw University graduate working in marketing in Chicago. My youngest, Natalie, is a University of Wisconsin grad, doing great things with Peace Corp in China. My wife, Kathy is our marketing and professional development coordinator. We have been married for 35 years, making our home in St. Louis. Together we enjoy landscape gardening, exercise and Mizzou sports. We are also very active in our community with the St. Louis Zoo, Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, Habitat for Humanity and the Gateway 180 Shelter for the Homeless. We also enjoy spending time with our large extended family in St. Louis.