My goal is to provide patients with comfortable dentistry, giving each a worry-free experience and results that that look and feel great. I want my patients to leave the office feeling better than when they arrived, whether we’ve improved their smile, removed discomfort, or offered useful education and encouragement.
As a dentist, I enjoy the opportunity to work with people and see the improvement in their quality of life. Everyone has different needs and desires: I like helping each patient learn what is going on in their mouth, discussing the treatment options, and then deciding with my patient how we will proceed.
It is amazing how what I do can affect so much more than a person’s mouth. I love seeing covered mouths being replaced by smiles, tears being dried, and timidity being replaced by confidence.
Being a dentist means listening, educating, and helping. It is about building connections, along with healthier smiles and happier lives!
Education and Professional Activities
- Bachelor of Science – Brigham Young University
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery – University of Missouri-Kansas City
I have practiced dentistry for more than 15 years. One of the most exciting aspects of the profession, to me, is how ongoing research is constantly bettering the field. New techniques and technologies are developed, all with the potential to improve the care experience and results. It is essential for me to stay up to date on the latest advances, in order to provide the most efficient and effective care.
Throughout the year, I participate in continuing education through the Spear Study Club and the Seattle Study Club. I am also an active member of the American Dental Association, Colorado Dental Association, and Weld County Dental Society. These groups offer a number of meetings, lectures, seminars, and publications that enable me to constantly increase my knowledge and the services I offer patients.
Beyond the Practice
A native of St. Louis, Missouri, I now regard Greeley as my home. I have four kids — three of whom live here. We also have a lap dog and a cat.
Much of my free time is spent with my family. We enjoy getting outside, seeing nature, and exploring the national parks. Closer to home, I’m active in my church, love to watch movies, and am a voracious reader; in fact, I have a tendency to binge-read, so I have to set limits!