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You're one of those inquisitive types that actually visits the About Me section on websites, eh!  Fair enough, scroll down for my story and CV

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About Me.

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.  My family and I moved to Santa Barbara California and opened Santa Barbara Dentures and Implants, an implant-focused practice serving the Central Coast of California.

Curriculum Vitae


The Ohio State University

Regular dental school stuff for four years


Private Practice
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


Implant Pathway

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."


Lead Doctor

Santa Barbara, California

I am the lead doctor at an implant-focused practice Santa Barbara Dentures and Implants in Santa Barbara, California.  I offer all services with dental implants with a focus on full mouth rehabilitation.

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