Thank you for your interest in our dental office. We strive to provide the best comprehensive dental care and supportive services in this area.
My ultimate goal is to provide my patients with the most current preventive information available, thereby helping them to avoid extensive dental procedures in the future. If dental work is required, I provide choices and options in a way that allows the patient to be fully involved in the decision-making process. I believe patients are best motivated by positive reinforcement, and toward that end I have instructed my staff to convey any necessary information in a positive, nonjudgmental way.
My approach to dentistry is directly influenced by my philosophy of life. I believe we should seek to serve others. I am committed to helping the less fortunate and devote a portion of my time to providing dentistry for homeless families in the Lawrence area. I also serve on the board of an organization that helps women facing unplanned pregnancies. This is the same dedication to service that I bring to my practice.
I graduated from the University of Kansas with a business and accounting degree in 1993. After working in public accounting for several years, I decided that my talents and personality were better suited for working with people than numbers. I returned to the University of Kansas for a year to complete my science requirements, was accepted into the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry, and graduated in 2003.
I began my dental career in Lawrence, working with John H. Hay with whom I was proud to be associated. With Dr. Hay, I honed my clinical skills and more importantly learned how to treat patients in a comprehensive manner.
Continuing education to stay current on the latest techniques in dental care is extremely important to me. I am fortunate to live in a town that has excellent specialists in the dental field. I often seek their expertise and, when indicated, readily refer patients for specialized care.
My family and I love living in Lawrence and enjoy getting involved in the community in many different ways. We are devoted KU basketball fans and Clinton Lake enthusiasts, whether it be for fishing, boating, or just lying on the beach. My wife Megan and I have two energetic daughters, Ava (born in 2002) and Sadie (born in 2005). In 2011 we adopted a third daughter, Millie, who doesn’t look anything like my other children and loves to hunt … and bark … like a Vizsla.
Finally, I want to mention the office staff. Our staff is second to none. Many employees have been a part of the team for almost 20 years, and most team members have served on the staff for at least five. It is a joy to come to work with such dedicated individuals who care about patients’ oral health. Patients will routinely comment and send notes on the excellent level of care they receive. I invite you to come meet the staff and ...