Why I Love Being a Dentist
My goal is to show patients that a visit to the dentist can be a pleasant experience. I frequently hear stories about how fear related to a previous dental experience has caused someone to avoid getting dental work. It is 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 enjoyable to establish good relationships with these patients and work together to build their trust in me and help them conquer their fears.
Education and Continuing Education
I attended college at Duquesne University, where I graduated with a degree in Healthcare Administration. I went on to receive my dental degree at the University of Pittsburgh, and then completed a general practice residency at a V.A. medical center in Chicago. 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.
Being the type of person who loves opportunities to self-improve and learn new things, I am a big fan of continuing education courses! I’m always looking for opportunities to learn new skills and utilize the latest materials and technology in order to make dentistry easier and more successful for my patients. I try to take courses covering all topics of dentistry, but especially enjoy learning more about implant dentistry!
Outside the Office
I grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, which is where I met my wife during dental school. With her roots being in New Hampshire, we decided to move to New Hampshire and settle down in the Seacoast region. Outside of work, my wife and I love traveling and participating in outdoor activities - biking, hiking, skiing, golfing, and canoeing. I’m also an avid sports fan and enjoy following my favorite Pittsburgh sports teams! Coming March 2019, my wife and I will be welcoming our first child to the world, so wish me luck!