At the age of 13 I decided to pursue a career in dentistry after being inspired by my orthodontist. Today my passion for dentistry continues on as I have the privilege to care for my family, friends and neighbors. Dentistry is a beautiful blend of science and art; crafting smiles and restoring an individual’s oral health leaves an impact that transcends simple physical health and is rewarding beyond measure.
Maintaining a commitment to life-long learning is important to me so that I can care for my patients at the highest level. I am an active member of the American Dental Association and its state and regional chapters (CDA, SBVCDS). Additionally, I participate in local study groups and educational opportunities, including the Santa Barbara Esthetic Interdisciplinary Dental Network (SBEIDN) with several of the area’s dental specialists and other general dentist colleagues.
Before achieving my doctorate degree in dentistry at UCLA I earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology at UC Davis. And while I have been treating the community in Santa Barbara since 2013, I was born and raised in Agoura Hills, CA along with my two older sisters and my younger brother. My wife, Gigliola, is a native of Santa Barbara and practices medicine as a Nurse Practitioner here in town.
When away from the office, I cherish my time with my wife and our young son. Additionally, I enjoy visiting with family and friends both near and far. Traveling, performance arts, and live music are just a few of my interests outside of dentistry and I am an avid supporter of efforts to conserve our environment. I feel blessed to be able to practice dentistry and raise my family in a community like Santa Barbara and cannot wait to meet you in the dental office or see you around town.