Compassion. Dedication. Excellence. Attentively listening to each of my patients is one of the most important components to providing individualized, high quality dentistry in a gentle, caring environment.
I was born and grew up in Dansville, NY. With the exception of 8 years out-of-state for my education and military service, New York State has been my home. While I have been fortunate to have opportunities to travel and experience countries, cultures, and the unique gifts of many people, when I decided to open my own practice, the Southern Tier of Western New York is where I wanted to live and to raise my family.
I completed my Bachelor of Science Degree at Niagara University. After earning my Doctorate of Dental Science from Fairleigh Dickinson University, I enlisted in the U. S. Navy and was trained at the U.S. Naval Academy in Field Medical Training and Indoctrination. Upon completing my tour of duty overseas I was privileged to have been accepted into, and successfully completed, an Oral Surgery Internship Program at San Francisco General Hospital. Every year I have been in practice, I have continued attending professional education classes and seminars across the United States.
Community / Professional Service
Giving time, talent, and support to community and professional organizations is a core principle in my life. Currently I am active with The Alfred Lions Club and The Alfred Business Association. Previously, I served: FAAST (the Alfred-Almond Central School Sports Booster Club); The Harvey Grammar School / USA Soccer Tours; The Most Arts Music Festival 2016; the Board of Directors, Northeast Regent, and Vice Regent of Academy of Dentistry International; serving the Eighth District Dental Society, which serves approximately 1,000 dentists in the eight counties of Western New York, as Secretary, Vice President, President-Elect, and President.
Outside of the Office
My interests are many and varied. Highlights include hiking, downhill skiing, traveling, Native American culture and history, and serving as a support person for the Adopt-A-Native Elder Program.