I graduated from Southern Illinois University Carbondale Summa Cum Laude where I studied Biology and Chemistry. I held a two-year research assistantship with the department head of Chemistry and Biochemistry investigating materials to advance chemotherapy and nerve growth/re attachment. I continued my education at the University of Illinois, College of Dentistry, graduating in the top of my class.
At University of llinois my clinical training integrated all forms of dentistry including pediatrics, advanced restorative procedures and dental implant therapy. I was a teaching assistant for both the Pediatric Dentistry Course and the Implant Dentistry Course. I continue to be involved with Dental Education, having taught at the University of Illinois as a clinical instructor before moving over to Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine as a clinical instructor.
I combined my love of traveling and cultures with expanded clinical experiences. Selected for an externship with the Indian Health Service, I traveled to the North Slope of Alaska and provided dental care to native Alaskans. One of the most memorable experiences was becoming a certified member of the Polar Bear Club.
My wife Diana, daughter Alexandra, son David and I enjoy traveling, dancing, and playing with our two dogs. My hobbies also include carpentry, photography, and auto mechanics. Working with my father David and brother Brian has been a long-time goal. I look forward to helping the people who trust their care to Baptist Family Dental achieve their goals of optimal dental health and aesthetics.