During my fourth year in dental school, I traveled to Guatemala on an externship. We were in a town with lots of children in need of dental care. It was on this trip that I decided I wanted to work with children. Helping these kids get through a difficult experience and ending with a smile on their face was the most rewarding feeling I have experienced. I love it when a child tells me he or she loves the dentist. It tells me I am doing something right.
I am a southern California native. I earned my Doctorate of Dental Surgery at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine. After graduating, I continued with my education in Washington D.C. at Children’s National Medical Center, in affiliation with George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Treatment modalities are always evolving, and I try to stay up to date with all the latest technology, products, and procedures. I stay current by reading medical and dental journals and earning 30 hours of continuing education a year. Both Dr. Nichols and I lend our time to various educators, parent groups, and other doctors and dentists in the area to help them learn how to care for children and their oral health.
- American Dental Association
- American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
- American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, Diplomate
- California Society of Pediatric Dentistry
Outside the Office
When I’m not working, I love spending time with my wife Sandra and my baby boy Gus. I enjoy staying physically active, whether it be in the gym, riding bikes around with my son, or running.