Dentistry is an incredible career. I get to spend my day helping people to feel better. Whether I am relieving them from pain, helping them to look better, or just offering some consoling words, the end result is that patients leave better off than they came in.
I really enjoy the compassionate side of treatment. I understand that most patients are not excited to be in a dental chair. I enjoy helping to make them as comfortable as possible and getting to know about their lives as well. The end result is that my relationship with patients becomes one where I consider them to be friends and I really look forward to seeing them every day.
Education and Continuing Education
I have always been interested in the healthcare field. My father is an oral surgeon in Burlington, so I grew up with an awareness of what it meant to be a member of the healthcare community. I received my Bachelor of Arts in English from Middlebury College in 2000 and graduated from the University of Maryland’s Baltimore College of Dental Surgery in 2005. In 2006, I completed my general practice residency at Fletcher Allen Hospital through the University of Vermont.
Continuing my education during the past ten years has enabled me to provide comprehensive dental care and thorough treatments. In addition to completing the curriculum at the Dawson Academy, concentrating on dental occlusion, the temporomandibular joints, and comprehensive aesthetic restorative dentistry, I have also completed training in endodontics.
- American Dental Association
- Vermont State Dental Society
- Champlain Valley Dental Society, vice president
Outside the Office
I currently live in Burlington with my wife Elizabeth and our four children: Lillian, William, Jack, and Caroline. I hope my children will enjoy growing up in Burlington, close to our extended family, as much as I did. Besides spending time with my family, you can find me at the beach: sailing with the kids, riding bikes on the bike path, or taking day hikes. In the winter, you can find me skiing at Bolton, sledding at local hills, or making snowmen in the front yard.