I feel humbled and honored that my patients trust me with their oral health. It is a special trust that I take very seriously. Working with different people every day makes me realize we are all basically the same, looking for happiness for our families and ourselves. It is incredibly rewarding to change a person’s life by alleviating acute and chronic pain, or by giving someone confidence with a bright beautiful smile.
I feel extremely lucky to have the opportunity to truly make a difference in the lives of my patients. I strive to treat each patient the way I would want someone in my family to be treated. I can honestly say I give the best I have and do the best job I possibly can each and every time.
Education and Experience
I was raised in Westminster and am a 1979 graduate of Westminster High School. I attended Gettysburg College and received a Bachelor of Arts in biology in 1983. After college, I attended the University of Maryland, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery and received my Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 1987.
I served on active duty in the United States Navy Dental Corps from 1987 until 1991. My tours of duty included a general practice residency at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland; one year as the dental officer on the USS LaSalle AGF3 while forward deployed to the Persian Gulf; and onboard NAS Whiting Field in Milton, Florida. After release from active duty in 1991, I maintained my affiliation with the Naval Reserve and have been assigned a multitude of different tasks while attached to the Marine Corps Reserves.
These assignments have taken me all over the world to provide advanced dental care not only to Marines, but to severely underserved people. These missions enabled me to bring back a multitude of experiences to my practice and provided many leadership opportunities that allowed me to rise to the rank of captain in the U.S. Navy.
I am excited by the tremendous advances in materials and techniques that make dentistry virtually pain-free today, while providing strong, beautiful, long-lasting restorations. I am an alumnus of the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. I attend in order to stay up to date on the most recent advancements in aesthetic dentistry to provide the highest quality care and treatment possible. I have also completed training in ClearCorrect™ clear aligner orthodontics, and treatment of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.
Outside the Office
My wife Deb and I currently reside in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. I enjoy and am passionate about playing golf, going to the beach, sports, working out, and spending time at home. I attend and am active with Gettysburg Presbyterian Church. My commitment to the Naval Reserve, my family, and my practice has kept me very busy over the past 23 years, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.Back to Top