Creating Healthy, Beautiful Smiles
I love helping my patients and building relationships while doing so. Each patient has their own clinical needs and goals, as well as a unique personality. Working one-to-one with a patient to ensure all their dental and emotional needs are met is challenging and rewarding.
We have a practice full of wonderful people. I really love seeing someone transform from a patient who’s scared to death of seeing the dentist to someone who actually looks forward to their visits. Here, we put a patient’s concerns at the forefront and proceed at a pace where the person is comfortable. We educate, encourage, and support our patients, helping them take control of their oral health and smile.
I graduated from dental school in 2004 and opened my own practice in 2006. My father is a dentist and I grew up seeing the fulfillment he found in helping others and the friendships he made. He’s been a dentist since 1975 and now we work together.
Education and Continuing Education
- Undergraduate degree, University of Missouri
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery, University of Missouri Kansas City School of Dentistry
I have received advanced, post-graduate dental training. This allows me to comprehensively treat every patient, rather than referring them to multiple specialists. By offering treatment here at the practice I’m able to provide care in a reassuring, familiar environment.
I’ve completed the full curriculum at the Dawson Academy and received “The Concept of Complete Dentistry Award” from Dr. Pete Dawson and Dr. John Cranham. I’ve also completed Implant Residency training at the McGarry Implant Institute. Additionally, I’ve completed an IV Sedation certificate at Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry, along with an Advanced Airway Management certificate from Solis Surgical Arts Center.
- American Dental Association
- Missouri Dental Association
- Greater Kansas City Dental Society
- Academy of General Dentistry
- American Dental Society of Anesthesiology
- American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
I grew up in Carrollton, MO and have lived in the Liberty area with my wife, Kelly, since we were married in 2004. Kelly grew up on Liberty, graduating from Liberty High School and then William Jewell College. We have four young daughters: Lilly, Ella, Lucy, and Nora. We also have three dogs: Lola, Miles, and Coco. We adopted both Miles and Coco after they showed up at our house as strays.
When I’m not working, chances are I’m with my family. The girls participate in dance, gymnastics, basketball, and swimming. I’m the coach for Lilly’s and Ella’s basketball teams.
I’m also a member of the Compass Masonic Lodge and the Ararat Shrine. I enjoy helping with the MoChip program and Shriners Hospital for Children.