My other goal, when starting ProSmile, was to build an in-house laboratory. Having a lab in our facility allows us to customize shades for the most pleasing and natural results. Everything is CAD-designed (computer assisted) and milled here. Because we do everything in-house, I am able to oversee what’s being made. Instead of shipping out orders to labs across the country, and communicating over the phone and in writing, I work directly with the technician here. This ensures a much higher quality of finished product for my patients’ smiles.
I followed my grandfather and older brother into dentistry and attended Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska for my Doctorate of Dental Surgery. While in dental school, I spent three months in the Dominican Republic as a student dentist, to provide care to the underserved. After graduation, I completed a general practice residency at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Omaha.
Commitment to Continuing Education
I strive to remain at the forefront of advances in dentistry. Today is an exciting time to be practicing, because new techniques, materials, and technology are constantly being developed and implemented. Using innovative processes allows me to provide the most proficient, comfortable dental care.
Throughout the year I take many continuing education courses and teach my fellow dentists, too. I attend multiple oral healthcare conferences, locally, regionally, and nationally. I also attend seminars and lectures and participate in hands-on workshops.
Beyond the Office
I was raised in Arvada, but Wheat Ridge is now my family’s home. My wife’s name is Bonnie and I have four children: Emma, Betsy, Carissa, and Jared. Our family is rounded out by our dog, Macie. My favorite times are spent with loved ones and I never miss a chance to cheer for the Broncos!
I love volunteering through my church, especially when I’m able to offer dental services to those in need. I’ve donated my time and expertise through Denver Dream Center and provided dental services to Hope House of Colorado, Stout Street Foundation, and Father Woody’s Haven of Hope. I also donate dental hygiene products to local schools and shelters.