Coming from a family of doctors, being a doctor was almost expected of me from a young age. However, I have come to realize that being a man is much more than a title. When I’m not in the clinic, I seldom introduce myself as a doctor and would rather interact with people as a regular person. Hopefully, each patient will benefit from our visits and remember me fondly.
It is endlessly fascinating to me how we are able to fix something with a surgical procedure, and this in turn makes our patients’ lives easier. It’s also what makes this career so very rewarding.
I attended the University of Louisville for my Doctorate of Dental Medicine and continued on to Emory University for my periodontics residency. I completed my post-doctorate research at the University of North Carolina.
Since joining the periodontal field 26 years ago, I have continued my education in all aspects of dental implants and periodontics. Patients benefit from access to the newest and most recent developments in the dental sciences, and my role as their doctor requires me to be up to date.
- American Academy of Periodontology
- Academy of Osteointegration
I am originally from Kentucky (where they play REAL basketball) and have been a resident of Wake Forest, North Carolina, for eight years. My wife of 30 years and I have two children and, most recently, a grandson. When I’m not in the practice or with my family, I can be found on a bicycle. I am an avid long-distance tourer. I am also active in the community through my church, NC Baptist Men’s’ Dental Bus, and occasional foreign mission trips.