Excellent, Ethical Dental Care
I am passionate about providing each of my patients with exceptional dental care. I emphasize prevention and never recommend unnecessary treatment. At the same time, I am always excited to solve a difficult dental problem with an elegant restoration.
I enjoy building long-term relationships with each patient. My team and I encourage patients to take responsibility for their health, both oral and body. We emphasize education, because an educated patient is committed to caring for their smile and teaching others to do the same.
I decided to become a dentist when I was ten years old and I’ve never looked back. I love the science and art of dentistry, and how they come together to improve people’s health, professional and personal lives, and their self-confidence.
Education and Continuing Education
- Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry, Pacific Lutheran College
- Bachelor of Science in Biology, Pacific Lutheran University
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery, University of Washington
I regularly participate in academy scientific sessions, and numerous local lectures and clinics. Additionally, I am a half-time Associate Teaching Professor in Restorative Dentistry, at the University of Washington’s School of Dentistry, where I teach operative dentistry, gold foil restoration, and preparation for the national board exams. I also serve on the Curriculum Development Committee at the School of Dentistry. This keeps me abreast of the latest developments in best practices, new materials, and advanced technology.
Splitting my time between private practice and teaching at one of the country’s foremost research institutions benefits my patients. It ensures I have a direct link to the most up-to-date clinical and operational practices. In turn, I am able to offer patients more options and access to globally-recognized dental research.
I participate in and seek out continuing education because I am passionate about dentistry and my commitment to my patients.
- American Dental Association, Life Member
- Academy of Operative Dentistry
- American Academy of Restorative Dentistry
- Washington State Dental Association
- Seattle District Dental Society, Life Member
- American Academy of Gold Foil Operators
- Associated Ferrier Study Clubs
- American College of Dentists
- International College of Dentists
- Academy of Dentistry International
- Pierre Fauchard Academy
- C.A.I.C. Dental Seminar
- George Ellsperman Gold Foil Seminar
I grew up here in Kent and have always called it home. My wife, Lynn, is the practice’s Business Manager. I have three grown children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
My commitment to excellence is something I also bring to my lifelong hobby of restoring classic automobiles. When I’m not working, I may be found working on the cars, carving wood, reading, or attending cultural events in Seattle. I also enjoy traveling and collecting art.
Decayed & broken to fully restored 1934 Pierce Arrow
When my children were young, I volunteered with Boy Scouts and my church. My current volunteer activities are now focused on the dental school, where I serve on a number of committees. Lynn and I believe that with great blessings come great responsibilities. We are both active in giving back through our church and a number of educational and cultural organizations.