Every patient is an opportunity for me to improve a life. My patients are important to me as people. I enjoy the rapport we build and am happy to strengthen connections and develop new ones. For me, dentistry has always been more than working on teeth: it’s about caring for each person as an individual, respecting who they are and what they desire from care.
I’ve been practicing dentistry for many years. When I was a young child, I was impressed by my first dentist. He was gentle and kind, very attentive, and he encouraged his patients to care about our oral health. Those initial visits to the dentist made a strong, positive impression, and I knew I wanted to help others in the same way.
I strive for perfection in all aspects of my profession. Our patients deserve leading-edge care, access to the best of current technology and techniques, and truly painless visits. It’s a joy to be thanked, at the end of a procedure, for having made the process seamless and delivered results the patient loves.
Easton Maryland Dental
I’m proud of the staff at our practice. They are truly the reason for our success, with their collective knowledge, skills, and passion for our patients’ wellbeing. Each cares, personally, about our patients and sincerely wants to help them. It’s rewarding to me to continuously hear from patients, outside the office, about how well our team has treated them.
Education and Commitment to Continual Education
- Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, University of Maryland College Park
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery, University of Maryland Dental School
- Graduate Studies in Education, University of Maryland and University of Illinois
Following dental school, I served our country for three years in the U.S. Army Corps. I was also full-time faculty at the University of Maryland Dental School for 18 years: five years as Chairman of Fixed Restorative Dentistry and seven years as Director of Advanced Education in General Dentistry.
Additionally, I have eight years of sponsored clinical research projects, developing and testing restorative dental materials. I’ve also lectured nationally and internationally on advanced techniques in cosmetic dentistry.
I’m committed to providing each patient with leading-edge, proven dental care. Throughout the year I complete numerous continuing education courses, staying current on changes in methodologies and techniques, along with new technology and materials. I’m also active in dental study clubs, learning from and with other dentists and oral healthcare specialists.
- American Dental Association
- Maryland State Dental Association
- Eastern Shore Dental Society
- Easton Dental Educators
- Cambridge Dental Educators
I believe a major responsibility of any professional, and especially those in healthcare, is to offer one’s services to those in need. I’ve performed missionary dentistry in El Hogar, an orphanage in Honduras, and acted as a restorative co-lead for the Eastern Shore Mission of Mercy.
Beyond the Practice
After growing up in Baltimore, I’ve lived in Oxford for more than 30 years. I chose the area after having sailed there on a summer cruise.
My wife, Mary, is a dental hygienist and an operating room registered nurse. She helped start the practice, working for two years as our hygienist, before returning to the operating room at Memorial Hospital at Easton.
Outside of my love of dentistry, my other passions are my faith in Jesus Christ, my love for my wife, and sailing.