I was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I graduated from Sandia High School and the University of New Mexico (UNM). I attended Washington University School of Dental Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri as one of two student scholars from the State of New Mexico.
I always dreamed of returning to Albuquerque to practice dentistry, my avocation, not just my job. I have been living that dream since 1984. I have a “dream team” that makes dentistry not only rewarding, but fun. My office has been designed to provide maximum comfort and technology for my patients and staff. It is a pleasure to come to work every day.
I strongly believe in continuing education and to this end, I have achieved the following credentials and awards. I am Board certified in implant dentistry and a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology. I am a Master in the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), a Fellow in the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) and a Fellow in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. I also received the Lifelong Learning and Service Recognition Award from the AGD.
Furthermore, in addition to participating in continuing education, I provide dental education for other dentists. I frequently speak on implantology for the AAID, AGD, and dental implant companies (Basic Dental Implant and Ossotanium Implant). I mentor other dentists in an Albuquerque implant study club. I am also a reviewer for the “Journal of Oral Implantology.”
I am active in local, regional and national dental associations. I am a past president of the New Mexico AGD and formerly the delegate from New Mexico to the national AGD congress. I am a past chairperson for the national AGD Self Instruction Committee. I am a Past President for the Western District of the AAID serving New Mexico, California, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, Wyoming, Montana, Hawaii, Alaska and in Canada, British Columbia and the Northwest Territories. I am a past Trustee for the AAID Board of Trustees.
I believe in giving back to the community. I volunteer my services to provide dental care to New Mexicans with limited incomes. I participate in the New Mexico Dental Association’s donated dental services programs for adults and for children. My staff and I also participated in the New Mexico Mission of Mercy.
I am happily married to an attorney who is also my office manager. We have a daughter who graduated from UNM Law School and practices law as an assistant district attorney in Las Cruces. Our daughter was also a Lobo as an undergraduate. My parents and my brother also live in Albuquerque. Additionally, to make my family complete, I have a very energetic and spoiled, yellow lab and a pampered cat.
I have a great practice, a terrific staff, a fantastic family and a wonderful life. My favorite movie is It’s a Wonderful Life! I am truly a fortunate man and I welcome you to my office!