Keeping people well rather than repairing them when they are broken, producing health rather than restoring health.
A strong educational background is the cornerstone of my care. Continuing education helps me stay abreast of the latest development in dentistry, exposes me to new equipment and techniques, and helps me to develop ways to pass that education to my patients.
I am proud to have graduated from Temple University School of Dentistry, a top dental school respected for its strong dental education. This was just a beginning for me. Personal experience is essential. My 15 years in practice have taught me more than just the books.
Undergraduate: Washington and Jefferson College DMD Temple University
Post graduate training: Veterans Administration L.D. Panke Institute
I am always continuing to take advance training to provide my patients the best dentistry has to offer. The more I learn, the better service my patients can get. To make sure you always get the benefits that the latest advancement in dentistry can give you. I attend many hours of advance training each year (for more than the minimum required).
The quality dentist is required to take ongoing coursework, continuing education, and requirement to work constantly to improve their skills at all levels.
I have made it a point to keep my office with best advances. From laser whitening as seen on extereme makeover, to computer charting laser cavity detection and computer patient education. Education for my patients in understating what dental options they have is extremely important to me. Having them understand all their problems and different options to correct them, enabling them to make the best choice is extemely important to me.
My goal as a dentist is for everyone to enjoy coming to see me, have healthy gums and teeth, and lastly be very proud of their smiles.
Your health is important and dental health is an integral part. Our comprehensive approach to dental care allows you to achieve and maintain the highest levels of health. We provide personliazed care where each person is treated as special and unique. You're our main concern.
An individualized approach
We listen to you, understand your concern, and work together with you in partnership to develop a long term plan for comfort, function, health, and esthetics that is appropriate for you.
We begin with a comprehensive exam, exact diagnosis, and careful treatment planning and sequencing.
Have No Fear
Our practice is dedicated to making your comfort the main priority. We'll address any apprehension you may be experiencing concerning your dental treatment or past experience that keep you from obtaining dental treatment.
Painless Injections - We always use topical gel to numb the gums first. We never start working on you until you are completely numb. The results are virtually painless dentistry.
Premedication - For those who need little extra help relaxing, we can premedicate with antianxiety medications.
A commitment to meticulous sanitary practice infection control. We take no risk for everyone's health. All our instruments are cleaned and sterilized using American Dental Association standards. We always wear gloves, masks, and strictly follow all Occupational Safety and Health Admininstration (OSHA) guidelines.
Successful relationship occurs when there is trust, dignity, caring, growth, understanding, and commitment.