I believe the single most important attribute in a dentist is the ability to create an environment in which the patient is relaxed and comfortable. This can be achieved by thoroughly listening to the patient, understanding his/her needs, and genuinely sympathizing with the patient's past experiences as related to dentistry. I pride myself in being an empathetic listener who truly understands the needs of my patients.
I graduated from the University of Southern California in 2002. From the beginning, I surrounded myself with caring and dedicated mentors whose mission was to provide the utmost care and quality dentistry to their patients. Consequently, I have adopted those same attributes and have fully and successfully utilized them in my career.
In an effort to provide my patients with the latest and most advanced techniques in dentistry, I have attended numerous continuing education courses over the past years. Among my certifications are, 6 Month Smile, the latest and the most predictable method of straightening teeth in about 6 months, and oral conscious sedation, a safe and effective method of providing all facets of dentistry for the anxious patient. I am also a member of the American Dental Association, and the California Dental Association.
I have been married for 11 years. When I'm not busy playing with and running after my 4-year-old son, I run, mountain bike and play tennis.