I am grateful to each individual patient in my practice for giving me the opportunity to treat them and their family. Taking care of the people in this wonderful city is a great responsibility, and one I do not take lightly. My wife and I are continually searching for the most efficient dental methods to produce beautiful smiles that last a lifetime.
Education and Continuing Education
I am a proud graduate of the University of the Pacific Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco, and have been practicing dentistry since 2002. Although my formal dental education is complete, I have never stopped learning about the highest quality treatments for our patients. I completed advanced studies in life changing Smile Makeovers, enabling me to take a smile that may be worn or uneven, and with creativity and porcelain detail, make it bright and stunningly attractive!
I have also studied both visual and natural conservative dentistry, so that when teeth break or experience life's daily challenges, I can recreate the beauty of a tooth in one brief visit. As part of my continuing education, I am an active member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, and the San Francisco Dental Society.
In the Practice
As a dentist, I strive to bring ease and comfort to individuals who encounter fears of having their teeth and smile cared for. I take the time to know my patients personally, and help them relax simply by asking about their goals for treatment as well as their daily lives. Simple conversation does wonders for reducing stress, and I love when patients leave feeling relieved at how comfortable and relaxing their visit was.
My wife, our team, and I work to create a positive experience for the patient and to raise the level of dental care throughout San Francisco. We know that patients should expect efficient and gentle care, and that's what we provide at every visit.
My father is a dentist, and I am able to draw from his 40 years of experience and knowledge. Hearing his lessons and advice has been inspirational to me, and I am proud to be able to share with my patients a blend of traditional and contemporary dental therapies.
Family and Community
I grew up in San Diego, and I love raising my family in San Francisco. When I am not in the office, I enjoy snowboarding with my wife, reading numerous books, making movie trailers and video productions of my family, and keeping in touch with friends. I have also volunteered for underserved populations, and have served in a dental mission on Mercy Ships in Western Africa. During this trip, my wife and I treated hundreds of patients in Liberia in 2007, where three dentists typically provide dental therapy to more than three million people.