I have been involved in healthcare for many years: prior to dental school, and then becoming an oral surgeon, I was a paramedic/firefighter for about ten years.
I’ve now practiced oral surgery for almost 20 years. Our staff and patients come from diverse backgrounds, with different opinions and concerns. As a result, I have great conversations and each day is fresh and interesting.
Being an oral surgeon allows the opportunity to alleviate pain and work with each patient to restore or improve function and their oral health. It is rewarding to partner with individuals who wish to take control of their dentition and, in doing so, also improve their quality of life. When we’ve finished a procedure, and my patient feels and looks better, I know I made the right decision in choosing this profession.
Education and Experience
- Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, DePauw University
- Doctorate of Dental Medicine (DMD), Boston University
- General Practice Residency, Veterans Hospital in Manchester, NH
- Oral Surgery Program, University of Connecticut
Like all areas of healthcare, oral and maxillofacial surgery is constantly improving. The development of new technologies, approaches to diagnostics, and treatments, means we are able to provide ever-better care and results for patients.
Through continuing education and attendance at conferences, lectures, and seminars, I stay abreast of the latest developments. This ensures I am offering patients the most advanced, proven treatment and delivering the best possible experience and results.
I am an active member of the:
- American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
- American Dental Association
- Androscoggin Valley Dental Society
Additionally, I currently serve as President of the Maine Dental Forensic Team.
Beyond the Office
I was raised in Longmeadow, MA and have resided in Turner, ME with my wife and two children for over 20 years. My free time is most often spent with family, and I enjoy farming and hiking, as well.