Dentistry is my passion, and I enjoy giving patients back their smiles. I feel privileged to be practicing in the community where I was raised, and it is my goal to provide the absolute best possible care.
I earned my Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from Loma Linda University in California. I am a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), the International Academy of Mini Dental Implants (IAMDI), the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), the Washington County Dental Society (WCDS), and the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS). I am also certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), and completed a Nobel Biocare Implant Dentistry Residency.
Being raised in Washington County, I am glad to call Hagerstown my home. In my spare time, I enjoy sports, reading and spending time with my family. My wife and I have 2 wonderful daughters.
Replacing a single tooth with a single tooth implant does not endanger the health of the neighboring teeth. Because a dental implant will replace your tooth root, the bone is better preserved. Dental implants integrate with your jawbone, helping to keep the bone healthy and intact. Several missing teeth can also be replaced with individual implants. With this method, a dental implant will be placed at the site of each missing tooth, providing ideal replicas of your lost teeth. Multiple teeth may also be restored with an implant bridge, which is a prosthetic comprised of three or more crown units, depending upon the number of missing teeth.
One of the most rewarding and exciting new procedures in dentistry today is the system for making loose dentures tight and comfortable. Mini dental implants provide denture patients with the ability to eat, smile and speak with confidence. In as little as 1 hour, 4-6 dental implants can be placed and your dentures can be fitted over the implants. The patient leaves the office with stable denture which can be used IMMEDIATELY. In addition, placement of these implants results in little to no post operative discomfort. Many patients who were not candidates for conventional implants because they didn’t have enough bone or because of finances are now mini dental implant candidates.
Made of Hybrid Resin or Zirconia, the removable bridge involves placement of between 6-10 implants, determined by bone volume and bone quality. This is a fixed hybrid bridge that can be detached by the dentist as needed at recall cleaning visits.