What I find so rewarding about dentistry is how multifaceted it is and how I can improve the overall quality of a person’s life by educating them about their dental health. My success is due to honestly caring for my patients on a personal level. I am passionate about providing excellent dentistry in a comfortable, non-threatening environment, both for my patients and my team.
I earned my Bachelor of Science in microbiology and molecular genetics from the University of California Los Angeles. I continued on there to receive my Master of Science in biochemistry and my Doctorate of Dental Surgery.
I recently completed a master program with the Global Institute of Dental Education (gIDE) and UCLA for advanced surgical techniques in dental implant surgery. I average more than 100 hours a year in continuing education.
I am also one of the founders of Dentalcompare, an online buyers’ guide for dental professionals. It is a web resource for dentists and hygienists that educates them on dental materials and helps them stay on top of the latest concepts and technologies in dentistry. I am currently working as clinical editor for Dentalcompare, and have written dozens of articles on topics that range from practice management to digital imaging.
I am originally from San Jose, and currently reside in Santa Barbara. My wife, Tara, is a school teacher, and we have two children, Kaitlyn and Evie.
I was the first in the western United States to adopt Solea laser technology for our practice. I now have the privilege of training doctors new to the technology. I also have the opportunity to regularly travel across the country consulting, speaking, and lecturing on lasers, CAD/CAM technology, and digital dentistry.