I have devoted half of my life to helping people save, fix, and restore their teeth. I truly love being a dentist and being a partner with each patient as we improve their oral health, move them out of pain, and give them a smile they love.
I enjoy building trusting and lasting friendships with my patients. I care about every person as a person and respect individual needs, anxieties, and goals. My patients understand this and know I am here for them.
My faith is an important part of my life and I am always honored to pray with a patient in the operatory, whether it’s about a personal matter or a dental issue.
My grandfather, father, and older brother were/are dentists. I saw, from an early age, the love and enjoyment my father found in being a dentist, and was drawn to the profession. I’ve always loved working with my hands and knew I needed to be of service to others. Becoming a dentist was the perfect fit.
We have a friendly, compassionate, and educated team. Each member treats patients in a professional and courteous way. We listen to patients, respect their individual concerns, and strive to accommodate their needs. It’s a great feeling when patients tell me they look forward to coming in because they appreciate our welcoming, supportive environment.
Education and Continuing Education
- Undergraduate studies – Eastern Oregon University
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery – Indiana University School of Dentistry
After completing my dental degree, I served our country as a dentist in the U.S. Army. In 2002-2003 I completed an advanced education in general dentistry residency at Ft. Campbell, Kentucky. I was then deployed to Iraq; it was a difficult and dangerous year, but also rewarding and an experience I will never forget.
Continuing education is an important part of my daily practice. It helps me utilize new techniques, materials, and protocols that improve my patients’ care and outcome. I complete many courses each year, and study advances in general dentistry as well as implant dentistry and bone and soft tissue grafting.
- American Dental Association
- Oregon Dental Association
- Rogue Valley Dental Society
Beyond the Practice
I’m an Oregon native, having grown up in Bend. Grants Pass has been home to my family and me since I joined the practice in 2006. My wife Emily and I have been married for 20 years and have four children: Brandon, Melanie, Olivia, and Kianna. We live on a farm with three horses, two donkeys, two goats, a chicken, 13 ducks, three dogs, and two cats!
When I’m not in the office, I love being with my family, especially camping or road-tripping in our motor home. I also enjoy DIY projects, love taking care of the yard, and am a drummer and can often be found playing my drums.
Additionally, I’m one of several leaders for a local men’s Christian group, Wild Hope. We perform local service projects for the community and care for our less-privileged neighbors.