I was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and later moved to Columbus, Ohio to attend college. I graduated with my Doctorate of Dental Surgery from The Ohio State University in 2013.
Shortly after graduation I started a private practice in the Columbus area. Immersing myself in as much continuing education as possible, I eventually developed a great passion for dental implant surgery. In 2019 after 6 years of building a successful general practice in Ohio, I followed my passion and moved to Scottsdale, Arizona to take a full time position focusing solely on implant placement and restorations and also worked in dental education.
I taught courses such as Basic Implantology, Sinus Grafting, Full Arch Overdentures, Implant Complications, 3D Printing Surgical Guides and more. I also helped over 1,000 dentists place over 12,000 implants in my time in live surgery education. One of my proudest professional accomplishments was the fostering of new and seasoned implant dentists through their own path with dental implants.
In 2021 I received my Diplomate in the American Board of Oral Implantology. This distinction requires that a surgeon pass a written board exam and defend 10 surgical cases to an oral exam committee, as well as fulfilling over 800 CE hours directly about dental implant therapy. In 2022 I received my Fellow in the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and was asked to present at the AAID Annual Conference for two different workshops and lectures. I lecture nationally on all topics of dental implants and love to partake in CE from other great educators whenever given the chance.
In late 2022 I decided it was time to re-enter private practice. I now offer my surgical skillset and mentoring mindset to practices and doctors throughout the Greater Phoenix area where I enjoy the variety of procedures and offices I get to visit providing care throughout the valley.
The Ohio State University
Regular dental school stuff for four years
New Albany, Ohio
I started a scratch start with a partner in a suburb of Columbus, Ohio. The practice was a full service general practice that incorporated cutting edge technology including intraoral scanning, conebeam imaging, same day milling, 3D printing, and high quality photography
Designed, managed, and lectured on material all things dental implants. Lectured nationally on Implantology basics, Implant Complications, Guided Implant Surgery, Sinus Grafting, and more. Trained over 1,000 dentists in implant dentistry
Traveling Implant Surgeon
Greater Phoenix, Arizona
Travel around the Greater Phoenix valley providing in-office dental implant surgery to private practices and DSOs. Started a podcast to document my journey back into private practice called "Have Scalpel Will Travel."