Dentists do not just fix and clean teeth; we change people’s lives, one smile at a time. I enjoy talking with patients about their background and families, and hearing about their experiences. Every patient is unique, and the personality comes out when you take the time to get to know people. I enjoy working with each patient and creating a treatment plan that meets their needs and helps them achieve the smile they have always wanted.
I received my Bachelor of Science from Barry University in Miami. While I was at Barry, I excelled on the baseball field and was named a GTE Academic All-American. I attended Boston University School of Dental Medicine, from which I graduated with my Doctorate of Dental Medicine.
After graduation, I was honored to serve as an Army dentist in Vicenza, Italy. During my service, I gained valuable experience in all areas of dentistry while taking care of the dental needs of our troops and their families. While I am grateful for my lessons from all these institutions, I am always looking to continue my dental education with courses and seminars that focus on advanced methods to help my patients.
In order to provide my patients with the latest technologies, I continuously strive to advance my knowledge and skills. I am a member of the Shark Tooth Study Club, an affiliate of the Seattle Study Club: a collaborative group of local dentists who meet regularly to share ideas on advanced dental treatments.
In addition, I am an active alumni member of the Pride Institute practice management program, whose training helps me to give all patients the special care they need and deserve. Patients love that we have a vision and provide smooth processes for every aspect of patient care. Pride Institute has given me the tools to create an office culture our patients have truly come to appreciate.
- Dentist to the Tampa Bay Rays and Charlotte Stone Crabs
- Health fair participant
- Member of CHAT (Community Health Action Team)
- Science Fair judge for local schools
- Featured speaker in the community
- National Children’s Dental Health Month educator
In the Practice
I love changing people’s lives through their smile, and helping them feel confident about their oral health! I take pride in helping my patients keep their smile healthy and beautiful for a lifetime, and I truly care about the people I serve.
When I hear a patient say, “You have no idea how this is going to change my life,” it always makes my day. Seeing a patient smile and be pain-free after we finish dental treatment is one of the greatest rewards of my job. The fact that I am making a difference in my patients’ lives is very satisfying and humbling.
I am originally from Syracuse, New York, and now live in Venice. My wife Terri and I have three children: Douglas, Allison, and Brian. Outside the office, I enjoy running, boating, fishing, and spectator sports. I also love volunteering for our community, and have been active in the Community Health Action Team (CHAT) and the Early Bird Kiwanis.