Dentistry is about compassionately serving those clients who entrust us with their care. It is an honor to part of transforming people’s lives as they achieve a healthy mouth and a smile they are glad to share!
I chose to be a dentist after doing a medical mission trip to the Philippines during my senior year of college. While working in a remote village, a young eight-year-old boy came to the hospital; he had a severely infected tooth and his cheek was swollen to the size of a softball. I immediately saw how important dentistry could be, and how I had taken for granted the dental care I grew up with.
That experience informs how I care for each person who comes to us. I want to help people lead healthier, happier, fuller lives: alleviating dental pain, avoiding absences from school or work, chewing well, and being proud of their smiles!
Education and Professional Affiliations
- Undergraduate degree in Biochemistry, Bethel University
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry
One of the most exciting aspects of my profession is ongoing research that leads to new techniques and materials. Through continuing education, I stay current on the latest developments in dentistry, studying each and incorporating those which show the best results.
I seek out courses that expand my knowledge and the services we provide, from snoring appliances to dental implants to smile makeovers.
I am an active member of the:
- American Dental Association
- Minnesota Dental Association
- West Central District Dental Society
- SPEAR Education
- Smile Source
These organizations provide many avenues for learning, including meetings, seminars, and lectures. They also offer journals and other publications that discuss research and new approaches to dentistry.
I make the most of opportunities to learn, as I want to provide each patient with the highest-quality care and optimal results.
Beyond the Office
I was raised in Hudson, WI, and now live here in Minnesota with Dr. Heidi, my wife; we met in dental school.
Much of my free time is spent enjoying the great outdoors of Minnesota. I enjoy portaging in the boundary waters, camping, fishing, and hunting. Closer to home, I love relaxing with friends and family.