I enjoy helping the people of our community live healthier lives every day. Being a dentist allows me to meet my neighbors and help them have a positive and comfortable dental experience. I learn something new every day, both from my dental studies and from my wonderful patients!
Education and Continuing Education
- Undergraduate degree – St. Olaf College
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery – University of Minnesota
After over a decade of practicing dentistry, a lot has changed! I am always on the cutting edge of dental technology and am eager to learn something new that can help my patients. As part of my continuing education, I did a general practice residency at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Minneapolis. I am an active member of the American Dental Association, the Minnesota Dental Association, the Spear Education Study Club, and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.
My continuing education is important in my work, as it keeps me current on changing technology and the latest dental techniques. It also allows me to exchange ideas with colleagues, and review recent research. I use what I learn to implement the most effective and proven dental methods in our practice. My highest priority is always the oral health and comfort of our patients.
In the Practice
I enjoy combining my love for art and science to help those in my community live healthy lives with beautiful smiles. Each patient brings a unique dental history and a special personality to our office. I love getting to know each person who comes to visit us and discussing their plans for oral care. I have been honored to know multiple generations of local families and care for people throughout their lives.
Our office utilizes the latest technology to deliver the highest level of care. My talented staff and I truly care about our patients and always put their needs first. I am privileged to work with multiple team members who have worked with our office for more than 20 years!
I was raised in Burnsville, and love living in Apple Valley. My wife, Jennifer, and I have two teenage children (Margaret and Collin), along with a middle-aged black lab. In my spare time, I am a competitive road bike racer and runner. In the winter I enjoy ice skating and downhill skiing with the kids.
I am also active in our community and donate time to Prince of Peace Outreach Clinic, Eastview Youth Hockey Association, and Feed My Starving Children. I also volunteer to speak at local schools about the importance of good dental health.