My goal is to provide the best dentistry available, in a state-of-the-art facility that makes each patient feel comfortable and among friends. I want to provide the most advanced and comprehensive dental treatments to each patient. I have a good heart and a ready ear. I look forward to meeting each new patient during our first interview where we can establish a strong foundation to build phenomenal smiles upon.
Education and Continuing Education
I was turned on to dentistry by my very own dentist, who took me on in a mentor relationship when I graduated high school. He introduced me to the dean of Washington University School of Dentistry and together they sold me on the profession. I graduated from University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Dentistry in 1980 and continued my studies at an array of institutes afterward.
I studied advanced cosmetic dentistry at Louisiana State University School of Dentistry and attended Peter Dawson Center and US Institute of Orthodontic Studies. I was trained in full-mouth reconstruction, and continue my education today at LSU Center for Advanced Dental Studies, with a focus on coursework regarding cosmetic dentistry. I have been certified in Invisalign® orthodontic, and denture work by Geneva 2000™.
Being directly linked to the professional community is very important to me, and I am part of numerous professional organizations, including:
- Academy of General Dentistry
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
- International Association for Orthodontics
- American Dental Association
- American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
- American Association of Oral Systemic Health
- Meramec Valley Dental Study Club
- Kirkwood Chamber of Commerce
- Rotary International
- Better Business Bureau
In the Office
Outside the Office
I have three wonderful children. My son Adam is a Marine, now currently in the reserve, married to Taylor, and living in St. Louis. He is my appointment coordinator in the office and my running partner at home, and they are the proud parents of Lola, our first granddaughter! My eldest daughter Kaitlin is a DePauw University graduate and working in marketing in St. Louis. My youngest, Natalie, is a University of Wisconsin grad. She has completed two years in China with the Peace Corps and now is obtaining a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins School for International Affairs in Washington DC.
My wife Kathy is our marketing and professional development coordinator. We have been married for 35 years, and make our home in St. Louis. Together we enjoy landscape gardening, exercise, and Mizzou sports. We are also very active in our community with the Saint Louis Zoo, Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, Habitat for Humanity, and the Gateway180 shelter for the homeless. We also enjoy spending time with our large extended family in St. Louis.
Check out a video of my daughter’s work with the Peace Corps!