Ever since I was a child, I have been fascinated with the field of dentistry. I believe it is the perfect blend of art and science, which were my two favorite subjects in school. Frequent innovations in research and technology make dentistry a very exciting and challenging field, one which I am proud to be a part of. I am very fortunate to have the opportunity to work with an amazing team in a state-of-the-art facility at Woodland Dental Center, and it is my goal to provide the highest quality oral healthcare to all of my patients based on their individual needs.
A healthy smile can go a long way, and it is very rewarding to make a difference in someone’s life through their oral health. I take great pride in my work and always strive to treat each patient with the same level of respect and compassion that I would give to my own friends and family. I realize that the dental chair isn’t most people’s favorite place to be, but it is my goal to make each visit as painless and comfortable as possible.
Education and Continuing Education
- Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry – Whitworth University, Spokane, WA
- Doctor of Medical Dentistry – Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine, Glendale, AZ
In the fast-paced and ever-evolving field of dentistry, I believe it is extremely important to stay current on the most accurate and up-to-date research and technology. Having studied in a high-tech dental program with some of the most modern equipment available, I feel very confident that my skills and techniques along with the technology and materials utilized at Woodland Dental Center give our patients access to some of the best, cutting edge, high quality dental care in the country.
Outside the Office
I was born and raised in Chewelah, a small town in northeastern Washington, and moved to Puyallup after finishing dental school in Arizona. My wife, Jenny, is my high school sweetheart. We welcomed our first child, Audrey Belle, in March 2016, followed by our second girl, Emma Jane, in November 2017. We also have two very entertaining cats, Rajah and Luna. Outside of dentistry, I've always enjoyed sports; especially football, which I played in college. I still enjoy playing sports whenever possible, including basketball, golf, softball, flag football, and soccer, and have coached many youth sports teams over the years. In our spare time, Jenny and I can be found hiking, camping, fishing, or cheering on our favorite sports teams like the Seahawks and Mariners.