I have been given both a unique opportunity as well as a professional obligation to make a genuine effort to change people’s perception of the dental profession. I believe that if we make a sincere effort to inform, educate, provide options, and most importantly, express honest empathy in how we treat patients, we can significantly reduce dental anxiety.
My practice philosophy includes creating a positive, anxiety-free experience for all patients. I make a special effort to ensure my patients have the information they need to make positive decisions about their dental health and treatment options. If you find meaning and fulfillment in what you do, your profession becomes less of a job and more of an enjoyable journey in making a difference in the lives of everyone you meet!
Education and Continuing Education
I graduated from the University of Toronto in 1994 with a BA in human biology and religious studies. I completed my Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the University of Western Ontario’s School of Dentistry in 2000, and earned the 3M award for clinical excellence in operative dentistry.
As a member of the Ontario Dental Association and the Waterloo-Wellington Dental Society, I continue to update my knowledge and education with courses in cosmetic dentistry. I enjoy all aspects of dentistry and find smile reconstruction and cosmetic enhancement work particularly rewarding.
Family and Community
I have been married to my wife Sandra for more than 20 years and have four children together; Maddie, Noah, Audrey and Ella. I’m passionate about music, sports, and the outdoors. I love playing bass guitar for my church worship band and whenever I get the chance, I enjoy playing golf, basketball, and volleyball. I also find great joy in spending time outdoors camping, fishing and canoeing on the many beautiful rivers and lakes of Ontario.