I am very lucky to love what I do and to be a part of this terrific profession. I love helping people eliminate their dental pain and problems, improve their smiles and overcome their fears about dentistry. I really enjoy the long-term relationships that are built in our dental practice and the positive impact we can make on people’s oral health.
Education and Continuing Education
Prior to becoming a dentist, I earned my Bachelor of Science from the University of Illinois in 1974 before going on to attain my Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Northwestern University Dental School in 1978. Since that time, I have greatly exceeded the annual continuing education requirements required by all dentists. I go above and beyond expectations because I love what I do and I want to be the best that I can be. My ongoing education allows me to offer my patients the best services and treatments that modern dentistry has to offer.
In the Practice
I am excited that dentistry has many terrific solutions for the dental problems that people may face. It is very satisfying to watch patients react positively to improvements to their smiles or to relief from a painful condition.
Everyone has a unique story about themselves, and I enjoy learning what makes each patient special. They come to improve their oral health, and leave with new friends. After over 30 years, many long-term relationships have developed between our wonderful patients and myself.
Our team has a lot of fun! There is always friendliness in our office, and everyone is incredibly supportive of each other. This translates into an easy-going and comfortable atmosphere for our patients. We laugh easily, and our patients do, too!
Family and Community
I am originally from Chicago, and have lived in Seattle for the past 39 years. Every work day, rain or shine, I enjoy an outdoor walk along the North Creek trail during our lunch break. At home, my family includes my wonderful wife of 40 years, Carol, and our cat, Swimmer. In my spare time, I enjoy hiking, mountain biking, reading, and spending time with my grand nephews, Rubin and Marco. I also enjoy basketball, and have just retired from basketball officiating after 20 years.