I’m a native Californian who, right from the start, knew I wanted to study dentistry. Having been raised in a “Dental Family” my father and uncle practiced together in Northern California and taught me the importance as a young boy the value of good hygiene and dental care. I began my college education at California State University in Sacramento and was then awarded a doctorate with high honors in dentistry from the University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry in San Francisco.
My credentials also include three years of post-doctoral studies in prosthodontics at the top dental school in the nation*, the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, where I received a certificate and a Masters of Science degree in prosthodontics. I have been examined and awarded board certification in prosthodontics while in private practice.
Even though I taught prosthodontics at three prestigious universities, my biggest desire was to set up a private practice and personally see the amazing transformations that are possible today in a state-of-the-art dental environment. I still devote a substantial amount of time to continuing my dental education, and the best part is seeing the benefit of my advanced studies in every smile I restore.
Being back to the desert, I grew up in the Coachella Valley and like you I’ve come to understand it’s allure. Getting outside and enjoying the wonderful weather some of my favorite things I enjoy doing with my family; hiking, biking, swimming and water skiing.
I have been married to my wife Patricia for 27 years and have raised our two sons who also have a passion to the great outdoors of the desert. Whether I’m at home or in my office, a first-class experience is my focus. It’s a joy to achieve this excellence on a daily basis and share it with others.
- Enjoy the benefits of a technologically advanced dental practice.
I’m on the forefront in dentistry and invest in the very best technology, materials and equipment. Improved technology and the best dental care available translates into peace of mind and sometimes even cost savings for you.
- My smile restoration makeover expertise is a harmonious blend of aesthetic sense and technical perfection.
I offer a comprehensive spectrum of expertise that sports from general and wellness dentistry to advanced cosmetic, restorative and implant dentistry. There really is a difference between dentists. And when you’re in my office, you will have the assurance of knowing that you’re receiving highly competent treatment recommendations, the benefit of the latest procedural techniques and the most expert dental care available.
Rehabilitation is a large part of my practice – especially when my patients have tooth loss, inadequate chewing function or discomfort. Therefore, my customized treatment plans not only address the more obvious aesthetic goals, but also other important hidden factors, such as functional necessities and comfort.
All the way around, I oversee every detail of creating a new smile – from the very first visit to completion. It’s simply a win-win formula that sets the foundation for fabulous results, complete satisfaction and trust.
- I Love Continuing Education because it directly benefits my patients.
As a Board-Certified Prosthodontist I devote hundreds of hours each year to staying current with the advances in dentistry, improving my technical skills and broadening the scope of my treatment capabilities. Even though my dental-care team and I work in an informal, friendly atmosphere, we’re all passionate about our work and are dedicated to providing the best that dentistry has to offer today. We back up our care with education, knowledge, competence, impeccability and innovative techniques. You can count on a warm welcome and outstanding results when you visit my office.
What Is A Prosthodontist?
Prosthodontists, like orthodontists, periodontists and endodontists, are experts in one of the eight specialty fields recognized by the American Dental Association. Our training in restorative treatment and replacement of teeth is rigorous, and our day-to-day dental practice includes the many challenges of creating beautiful smiles that are not only highly functional, but absolutely comfortable.Learn More