A Passion for Dentistry
As a dentist, I use my skills and knowledge to get people out of pain, improve their oral health, and create beautiful smiles, all while developing relationships with them. Every morning I come to the practice looking forward to the day ahead of me — a day filled with fascinating conversations and service to people in my community as I deliver gentle, painless dental care.
I’ve been practicing dentistry for more than 35 years, and during that time I’ve had the pleasure to meet and care for some incredible people. I love building relationships with my patients, who have become lifetime friends. For me, it’s interacting with these people, these friends, that makes for a great day.
Education and Continuing Education
- Undergraduate degree – University of Michigan LSA School
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery – University of Michigan Dental School
I know that excellence in dentistry can only be achieved through a lifetime of learning. As such, I am committed to seeking out and participating in continuing education through prestigious schools and mentors, including the Pankey Institute, Pete Dawson, Bill Strupp, and the DOCS Sedation Program. Each year I attend many oral healthcare meetings and conventions — locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally.
Through active pursuit of knowledge, and staying at the leading edge of developments in dental technology, treatment methodologies and philosophies, and materials, I am able to ensure my patients receive the highest level of care available. That is my commitment to my patients and my profession.
Away from the Practice
I was born and raised in Detroit, and along with my wife Jill, have two incredible sons. Andrew is a successful commercial director and Matt is a partner and dentist here in our family practice. When I’m not caring for my patients, I enjoy swimming and spending time on the tennis courts, and love taking walks with Jill. Travel is another passion of mine, particularly adventure travel with my sons.
It’s my firm belief that giving back to the community is an essential responsibility of every professional. Putting that belief into practice, I have been involved with the Tri-County Dental Health Council for more than 35 years.