Helping My Friends Smile with Confidence
I was once told that I have the kindest, nicest patients. I agree completely! My patients, many of whom have become my friends, are the most amazing people. Serving a diverse population and everyone in the family, from toddlers through great-grandparents, keeps my work days interesting.
I strive to be the type of dentist I would want to see as a patient. By offering painless care that’s tailored to each person’s goals and needs, I make sure each person has a great experience and even better results.
I started practicing dentistry in 2005, drawn to the field out of a love of biology and science. I’m intrigued by the how the body functions and the physics and engineering of dental materials and structures. As a dentist, I bring together the science and technical knowledge, along with my passion for connecting with my patients.
Education and Continuing Education
- Bachelor of Science in Zoology, Brigham Young University
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Medical College School of Dentistry
There’s a saying, “You don’t know what you don’t know,” and I know this is true. I’m not the same dentist I was when I graduated. I understand I will become a better dentist as I continue to expose myself to new ideas and technology. I’m committed to continuing education and am currently pursuing a fellowship from the Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dental Esthetics and Neuromuscular Science. I have also completed the Sacramento Implant continuum and participate in numerous local study groups.
- American Dental Association
- California Dental Association
- Stanislaus Dental Association
- International Association of Physiologic Aesthetics
- CEREC® Club
I grew up in Idaho Falls, ID and moved to the Modesto area in 2007. My wife Maryanne and I have three sons, Ethan, Hugh, and Warren with a little girl named Moira. When I’m not working, I enjoy being with my family. We’re involved with local 4H programs and the local Boy Scout Council. And, at least once a month—year round—I go camping for the weekend.
In the Community
In 2015, I took a hiatus from Valley Mountain Regional Center, where I served as a board member, in order to spend more time with family. Being a parent of a child with disabilities has been a blessing for me. He has challenged me in ways I would not have experienced without him, and I have grown as a result.
I truly believe that giving back to my community strengthens our community. Instead of only being a consumer, I choose to be a contributor. In addition to helping programs serving those with special needs, I am a:
- 4H Program Leader
- Boy Scout Unit Leader
- BSA Rio Del Oro District Chairman
- Executive Board Member for the local Boy Scout Council
- Active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints