It has been my pleasure to serve my hometown of Glendale for over 25 years. I love dentistry because it gives me the ability to help people by creating for them a great smile. This is never more evident than when working with people who suffer from dental phobia. It is genuinely fulfilling to help a fearful patient who hasn’t seen a dentist for years get out of pain and get rid of their fear of dentists. I love it when they say, “That wasn’t so bad.”
My father was physician in Glendale, and because of this, I grew up with the desire to help people. Once I realized that I wasn’t a good enough baseball player to make the big leagues, I decided to make dentistry my future. I attended the University of Southern California for my Bachelor’s degree and continued on to the University of Pacific School of Dentistry for my Doctorate of Dental Surgery.
Since then, I have continued my dental education, receiving graduating certificates from the Hornbrook Group and the Kois Center. I have extensive training in occlusion, Invisalign®, bonding, and sleep apnea therapy.
I currently reside in Altadena with my beautiful wife Serena. She gave me the best gift of my life, our beautiful daughter Kesena. It is fun to watch her play with our chocolate Lab Bao-Bao. I love golfing and can’t wait until I can teach Kesena how to play. I also enjoy scuba diving and taking underwater pictures. Closer to home, there is nothing better than having friends and family over for a relaxing backyard BBQ.