I feel that lasting relationships are built on trust and listening to my patients' concerns, offering options, and proceeding with necessary treatment only when my patients are ready. My staff and I want to empower patients to feel positive and motivated to pursue excellent oral health by clearly explaining treatment plans. I don't dwell on the past but instead emphasize the opportunities my patients have in the future to enjoy the benefits of optimum oral health.
I received my doctor of dental surgery degree in 1975 from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in New Orleans. After serving four years in the United States Air Force Dental Corps stationed in Japan, I settled in Bradenton.
I regularly attend continuing education courses so that I can provide an uncompromising level of quality care in the ever-changing science of dentistry. I am also most proud to be a charter member of the Manatee chapter of the Seattle Study Club. This organization offers its members the latest in dental techniques and treatment philosophies presented by nationally recognized clinicians and speakers.
- American Dental Association
- Manatee Dental Society
- Florida Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
In The Community
I am also heavily involved in my community. I was elected 3 times to the Sarasota Manatee Airport Authority and have held positions on the local board of NCNB/Nations Bank/Bank of America and the Aids Council of Manatee. I am a past president of the Manatee Dental Society and Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Manatee County. I am currently volunteering my services at the Community Coalition on Homelessness and at the State College of Florida program treating children in need.
In addition to loving my wife, daughters, and grandchildren, I enjoy flying, fishing, and watching beautiful Florida sunsets.