Integrity is what you do when nobody is looking.
Even though I teased my college roommate for aspiring to become a dentist, I found my calling at age 30. After graduating from Washington University School of Dentistry I completed a one-year hospital-based residency at VA Palo Alto in 1985. I associated at an office in San Francisco prior to opening our office in Santa Clara in 1988. One day a month for 17 years I was the staff dentist performing Oral Surgery at San Mateo County General Hospital. I have taught continuously at the University of Pacific School of Dentistry since 1986, one day each week for 25 years. I am still an Assistant Professor although I continue to teach on a more limited basis now.
Each year I complete more than double the Continuing Education requirements established by the Dental Board of California. Moreover, I achieved Mastership, the highest award given by the Academy of General Dentistry. I love what I do, and I love the incredibly loyal people who work with me. I love my wife, Joelle, whom I married in 1974, and my two fabulous daughters as well as the two cutest grand daughters in the world. I also love my dogs and camping. I am actively involved in my church where I serve in a minor leadership role.
We believe the patients’ wishes and needs come first.
We believe the mouth is connected to the body, and the health of one is inextricably tied to the health of the other.
We believe science and fact should guide our recommendations.
We believe clinical experience and judgment are very valuable, including those of our peers and colleagues.
We believe that “new” may be better but it isn’t always necessarily better.
We believe that we will have to answer to God for our actions and interactions.
All dentists are licensed and regulated by the Dental Board of California. The following are licensed providers in this office, with license numbers:
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