My goal is to show patients that coming to the dentist doesn’t have to be a dreaded or feared event. I seem to frequently hear stories about how a previous unpleasant dental experience has kept one from getting dental work that they need. It is endlessly rewarding to work with these patients and show them how modern dentistry can be provided in a gentle, efficient, and pain-free manner. It is also rewarding to see as these patients build their trust and work their way through treatment that they have put off for many years.
Education and Continuing Education
I attended Duquesne University where I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Administration. I earned my dental degree at the University of Pittsburgh, and then completed a general practice residency at Jesse Brown VAMC. During my residency, I received advanced training in treating complex dental cases, and gained experience in the placement and restoration of dental implants, restorative and cosmetic dentistry, as well as oral surgery.
Since being out of school, I’m always seeking opportunities to learn new things and stay up-to-date with the latest advancements in the profession. Attending continuing education courses and regional dental conferences has been a great way for me to do this. I’ve taken many courses covering all topics in general dentistry, with my biggest interest being implant dentistry.
In addition to continuing education, I am also active in the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Seacoast NH Dental Society, and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.
Outside the Office
Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, I moved to Portsmouth, New Hampshire and have really enjoyed exploring the Seacoast and other areas around New England! Outside of work, my wife and I love traveling and doing outdoor activities - biking, hiking, skiing, golfing, hanging out at the beach. I’m also an avid sports fan and enjoy following my favorite Pittsburgh sports teams!