As a dentist, I am able to help each person in my care. Whether I’m relieving the pain of a toothache, restoring function so a person is able to enjoy the foods they love, or making a smile a bit more beautiful, I’m helping that person lead a fuller, happier life.
My team and I spend a lot of time with patients teaching them about oral health. We talk about how it’s connected to overall wellness, and what the patient can do to improve both. Together, we focus on developing better habits and making positive changes in homecare.
I appreciate the diversity of my days and the different people I meet and spend time with. I was born in Fresno and grew up there and here in Clovis. It’s a good feeling to be serving my hometown, caring for generations of local families, and strengthening connections with our community.
I particularly enjoy the relationships that grow between patients, my team, and me. We treat each patient with the same professionalism, respect, and compassion we’d offer our own family members. Our patients understand we care about them as a person, wanting only what’s best for them as they achieve a lifetime of beautifully healthy smiles!
Our team is pretty special: we’re a family practice and many of our team members have been with us for more than ten years. The staff is the heart of our practice, united in their desire to help our patients and ensure that each person develops positive feelings about dentistry.
I enjoy hearing my team talking and laughing with patients, providing reassurance and encouragement, and making sure each patient knows we care about them.
- Bachelor of Science in Biology, Fresno Pacific University
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery, University of California Los Angeles Dental School
Since finishing dental school in 1997, I’ve actively pursued continuing education. In the 20-some years since I started practicing there have been incredible advancements in dentistry. These new techniques, materials, and technologies have revolutionized the way we approach treatment planning and procedures.
As a dentist, it’s essential I stay current on new options, carefully evaluating each, in order to bring the best to our patients. I’m particularly interested in dental implants, as those allow me to restore function, health, and beauty, and can completely transform a person’s oral health and self-esteem.
- American Dental Association
- California Dental Association
- Implant Study Club
Beyond the Office
My wife Sandra is also originally from the Clovis/Fresno area. We live in Clovis and are raising our three amazing kids – two daughters and a son – on our small farm (or, as Sandra calls it, our “Petting Zoo”), which includes our pet llama.
When not caring for patients I’m usually found with my family, often at soccer or volleyball games, or golfing with my son. I also enjoy time on a tractor, productively moving dirt around, or planning and working on a project at home.
Our family worships and serves at a local church and are blessed to be part of a community of family and friends. I volunteer with the Christian Medical/Dental chapter of Fresno County and will often bring one of my children along to volunteer at clinics.