I have been blessed to have had some fantastic patients over the years that I truly consider family and friends. Each has led interesting lives and done interesting things, and it is fun to get to know each person’s story. I think what I appreciate most about helping my patients is just simply the fact that I get to. I am thankful that God has blessed me with the talent and abilities to help them and that they have placed their trust and confidence in me to allow me to treat them.
I enjoy all aspects of dentistry, but I get most excited by creating beautiful smiles in my patients. While I get a great sense of fulfillment from helping patients get out of pain or achieve healthy teeth and gums, I get really excited to watch personalities change so much over the course of treatment. I have had patients come in ashamed to smile and have watched them completely open up, smile, and laugh. Seeing that transformation is the reason I am excited to come to work each day.
Education and Continuing Education
I attended Texas A&M University for my undergraduate education and obtained my Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 1997 from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. It has been my privilege to practice dentistry for the past 18 years. In addition to my formal education, I take extensive continuing education every year, ranging from general dentistry to orthodontics to implants. It is important to me to stay abreast of the latest materials, techniques, and technology to provide my patients the quality and personal care they deserve.
Outside the Office
As the child of a Navy father, I was born in Guam and spent the past 30 years in Texas. I currently reside in Lantana with my beautiful wife, LaNita, and our three children, Courtney, Casey, and Corbin. My time outside the office is spent with my family and friends, cheering on all things A&M, playing golf, and hunting.
I have a deep and meaningful connection to my community. I am very involved with the Rock Point Church and mission work in Belize with Kidz Konnect for Jesus. My wife and I are also involved with many volunteer activities through our church, including Hands Across the Community, Feed the Hungry, Community Christian Action, and The Men of Nehemiah.