Dentistry has allowed me to use the gifts I’ve been given to care for people and build relationships. As a family-focused, general dentist, I have the opportunity to work with patients of all ages and connect with them regularly. The variety is a real privilege. I’m able to see children as young as infants and celebrate with them when their first tooth falls out. I’m also able to help adult patients regain a healthy mouth and beautiful smiles. I enjoy the artistry and care involved in dentistry, but also highly value the relationships with my patients and staff.
Education and Continuing Education
- Undergraduate Degree – Hope College
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery – University of Michigan Dental School
Following dental school, I continued my education as a resident at the VA Hospital in Ann Arbor, MI where I gained valuable experience with crowns, bridges, implants and dentures. In addition, I’ve also pursued continuing education opportunities allowing me to provide Invisalign, Sleep Apnea (Snoring) Appliances, and to treat TMJ disorders. It’s been my goal to provide the best treatment possible for my patients in a safe, high quality office environment. Above all, my goal is to provide that treatment with compassion focusing on how I can make each person as comfortable as possible.
- American Dental Association
- Michigan Dental Association
- West Michigan District Dental Society
Outside the Office
My wife, Jill, and I have been blessed with four wonderful children- Kate, Emily, Andrew and Ben. We have two dogs - Bodie and Rowan. We enjoy the outdoors and spend our time as a family at the beach, on the lake and hiking. Personally, I also enjoy fishing and hunting.
Most of all, I’m a man of faith committed to serve God within my family, community and at the office.