As a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist and father of four, my goal is to make going to the dentist fun and easy for kids.
I understand that every child is unique and I know the importance of building trust with my patients and their families.
I feel very fortunate to have gained expert training to become a pediatric specialist and to spend each day at work with kids. It is fulfilling to see my patients have enjoyable experiences at the dentist office which lead to a lifetime of healthy habits.
I grew up in south eastern Utah and completed my undergraduate degree at The University of Utah. I received my Doctorate of Dental Surgery from The Ohio State University and spent an additional three years earning a PhD in Oral Biology. I went on to complete a pediatric dental residency at top ranked Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, where I served as the chief resident my final year.
During my pediatric specialty training, I gained extensive experience in sedation dentistry, emergency and trauma care, and the latest advancements in pediatric dental care while serving a diverse population of infants, children, adolescents, and patients with special needs.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family while exploring the outdoors, hiking, waterskiing, archery, playing soccer, and cycling. My favorite place to vacation is Lake Powell, where I grew up spending a lot of my summer time and made many good memories. It’s great to be back near my home state and create new memories with my own family. I am passionate about pediatric dentistry as well as continuing education and training. I am a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, as well as a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. I maintain hospital privileges at Presbyterian Hospital and Lovelace Hospital.