Education & Training
My secondary education began at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, where I received a Bachelor of Arts in History with a minor in Zoology in 2003. In addition to my dedication to the sciences and dentistry, I maintain a passion for history and social studies, especially in regard to early 20th century Europe.
I completed my Doctorate of Dental Surgery at New York University College of Dentistry in 2007 and began working in private practice shortly thereafter. While recognizing that a dental degree was really only the beginning of my schooling, I delved into as much continuing education as possible, beginning with Core I at Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies.
Even when busy treating patients in my own practices, I always ensure that I devote several weeks per year attending advanced courses to further my dental knowledge, stay up-to-date with the latest techniques and become familiar with the newest, cutting-edge technology.
To date I have completed my fellowship with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists as well as my fellowship with the Academy of General Dentistry. I have also finished the Dental XP Implant Externship through the Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine, a 12-month curriculum requiring over 300 hundred hours of lectures and examinations. I am currently working on my masters in the Academy of General Dentistry as well as my diplomate status in the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.
In order to better myself as a businessman and entrepreneur, I embarked on the Executive Masters of Business program through the Washington State University Carson College of Business, graduating with honors in 2017. The curriculum allowed me to add an academic understanding to the practical foundation of business I had already acquired through both my practice start-up and acquisition. I especially enjoyed a particular course that allowed me to travel to China and Vietnam and meet with representatives of international businesses and obtain in-person exposure to global commerce and trade.
Despite the numerous hours of continuing education already accomplished, I consider myself a lifelong student that can always improve and gain more expertise.