Many people wonder why a person becomes a dentist. For me, my interests and the encouragement of several people led me to where I am today. As a child, I enjoyed assembling plastic car models and liked science. In high school, I had the chance to work for my orthodontist one summer by cleaning up the office in the evenings. I saw how a dental specialist office functioned well with a teamwork approach. I also experienced firsthand how the doctor was able to help people improve their smiles and self-confidence.
During college summer breaks from the University of Oregon, I performed research at the Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry, where I ultimately earned my Doctorate of Dental Medicine in 1999. I was determined to become a dentist because helping people stay healthy and working on small, intricate projects blended my passions best!
My wonderful wife Jennifer and I have two teenage sons who have grown up on Bainbridge. I enjoy spending time outdoors with my family and staying physically active.
- Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry
- American Dental Association
- Washington State Dental Association
- Kitsap County Dental Society
- Academy of Laser Dentistry
- Christian Medical and Dental Association
- Medical Teams International mobile dental van volunteer dentist Kingston, 2022
- Mercy Missions of the Northwest mobile dental van volunteer dentist Poulsbo, 2019
- Smilemobile volunteer dentist Port Townsend, 2018
- Volunteer and contract dentist for Volunteers in Medicine Olympics Port Angeles, 2011-2016
- Contract dentist for US Military active reserve service members in Western Washington, 2009-2011
- Contract dentist for Olympic Community Action Programs in Clallam and Jefferson Counties, 2006-2010
- United States Navy, 1995-2004
- Awarded a Navy Achievement Medal for duty as an Assistant Dental Officer aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier, 2000-2002 Deployed to the Western Pacific 2000
- Junior dental officer Naval Dental Clinic New London Submarine Base Groton, CT 1999-2000