My passion is to honestly help and serve people. I do this by first and foremost caring for each individual as a person while also striving to provide exceptional dental care to meet their needs. As an engineer, I require perfection in the work I perform and as a person, I genuinely care about how my patients are doing. I enjoy providing quality dental care in a stress free, no-pressure manner to meet the needs and goals of each individual person.
Formal and Continuing Education
- New Mexico State University, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
- Oregon Health Science University, Doctorate of Medical Dentistry
- University of New Mexico, Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) Certificate
- American Academy of Implant Dentistry Maxicourse
- American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine Study Club Program
After graduating from dental school, I chose to participate in an optional yearlong advanced education residency program at the University of New Mexico where I was trained by specialists in the fields of oral surgery, implant dentistry, sedation dentistry, pediatric dentistry, endodontics, removable prosthetics, and special needs dentistry.
I also participated in a yearlong maxi course with the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and was then was successfully cross-examined by a board of implant practitioners to receive my Associate Fellowship status with the AAID.
Additionally I've taken many additional years of training with various groups such as Spear Education, The Dawson Academy, CEREC® Doctors, and Arrowhead Dental Lab where I've learned how to diagnose and treat complex cases, improve aesthetics, and treat obstructive sleep apnea.
Outside the Office
I've been married for 15 years and have three elementary age kids and one temperamental cat. When not working you will often find me supporting my family at their soccer games or gymnastics practices, running to stay in shape, or attending and helping at our church. We also love skiing and camping in the beautiful outdoors that New Mexico has to offer.
My family and I attend and serve regularly at our church and participate in the Mission of Mercy events throughout the state whenever we can. After faith comes a call to service and I feel it's important to help those in need when we can.