For the past 18 years, my team and I have worked hard to provide the best care possible for our patients. As a child, I had extreme fear of dentists, but one great visit with a “kind” professional was enough to turn the tide. I want to be that person for the anxious patient.
The profession of dentistry has helped so many people over the years, and I am proud to have in some small way contributed to it. Hopefully, I will be able to help a multitude of others in a professional, yet relaxed environment for years to come.
Education and Continuing Education
I graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in biology and chemistry from Western Kentucky University in 1994, and went on to dental school at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, from which I graduated in 1998 with my Doctorate of Dental Medicine.
Since completing my formal education, I have completed more than 500 hours of continuing education, and undertook a comprehensive exam to earn fellow status with the Academy of General Dentistry in 2011. I have also completed courses at Dawson Academy, Piper Center, Spear Institute, and Pankey Institute that focus on TMD and occlusion.
In addition to continuing my own education, I help to educate the future generations of dental assistants by teaching anatomy and dental morphology for the EFDA program at Essex Tech.
- American Dental Association
- Vermont State Dental Society
- Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry
Outside the Office
I grew up in Scottsville, Kentucky, and moved to Vermont for its landscape, slow pace, and appeal for raising a family. I now live in South Burlington with my wife Sonyia and two daughters, Tatum and Taryn.
I stay active in Vermont by snowshoeing and skiing, and have dabbled in soccer. I just recently learned to skate and play hockey. My other hobby is gaming: it is a great way to spend quality time with family and friends without the television. From Catan to 7 Wonders, I have played just about all of them!