I grew up in Montana where I spent my days camping, fishing, and hiking around the vast, mountainous landscape. As long as I was outside and active, I was happy.
After high school, I headed to California where I received my undergrad degree in human biology from Stanford University. At the time, I knew I wanted to be in the medical field, but I wasn’t quite sure which part.
Fortunately, in addition to my degree, I also acquired a wife during my time at Stanford. Whitney and I were both on the track team for several seasons, and let’s just say it was love at first hurdle. After graduation, as I was scouring my brain (and the Internet) for a career path, Whitney suggested I look into the field of dentistry. As always, she was right. It turned out to be a great fit.
Since starting with Custom Dental, I’ve had two sons, one daughter, and a whole lot of new patients. I love that I’m able to help people alleviate their pain and enjoy a happy, healthy smile each and every day.
However, I understand full well that not everyone feels comfortable at the dentist; in fact, I’m willing to bet that more than half of you would rather be anywhere else. To facilitate that, I’ve become certified in sedation dentistry — a wonderful option that allows even the faintest of heart to get any level of dental work done without having to endure the procedure. No pain, ALL gain.
As much as I care about my patients, being a good dentist is second only to being a good dad. I love spending time with my kiddos, and while they’re still a bit too young for hiking, we can always manage to have a good time at the neighborhood park. Whether it’s my kids or my patients, I love making people smile — and I plan to be in the smile business for many years to come.