Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives.
~ William A. Foster
As a dentist, I hold myself to the highest ideals, as represented in the above quote. Each of my patients deserves quality dentistry, and that requires me to constantly challenge myself as I approach each person’s unique dental needs and personal desires.
It is important I listen to each patient in order to learn what they want and need. Developing open communication, starting with the first visit and nurturing it with every encounter, helps me better serve my patients and reassures them that I care.
Personally, I appreciate this opportunity to get to know people beyond their dental health and enjoy all that our conversations teach me about the world. The stories my patients share, and how they invite me to be part of their life and their family, make me a better dentist and person.
The connection with people is one of the greatest rewards of being a dentist. While I work on teeth, relieving pain, restoring function, and brightening smiles, it is the person whom I care about.
Education, Professional Affiliations, and Activities
I attended the University of Utah, where I received a degree in Medical Biology. Dental school, at Nova Southeastern University in Florida, culminated in my Doctorate in Dental Medicine (DMD).
Since completing my dental degree, I have actively sought out opportunities to further enhance my knowledge and skills. Dentistry is a constantly changing field, and I enjoy learning the latest innovations in technology, materials, and methodologies.
As a member of the American and Utah dental associations, I have access to numerous avenues to learn from leaders in the field, as well as my peers. I regularly participate in workshops and study groups, and attend hands-on classes, meetings, and seminars, learning about new concepts, practices, and trends. Carefully evaluating the latest options, I incorporate those that are proven to improve results, as well the as patient experience, into the practice.
I grew up in Salt Lake City and am happy to provide quality, personalized dental care for a community I know and love. That community includes underserved children, refugees, and the elderly; it is an honor to provide donated dental services to these populations through Heyes Hope Clinic.
When I leave the office in the evening it’s to return home to spend time with my family. My wife Jenn and I have been married for over 20 years and we have four amazing kids: Kate, Porter, Brandon, and Macy. Our family includes Berkley, our young Goldendoodle, too.
I enjoy keeping active and making the most of local opportunities for camping, hiking, boating, and skiing. Basketball, football, tennis, golf, and scouting are some of my other interests, along with charity work.