SKILLS

IMPLANTS

TISSUE GRAFTS

CROWN LENGTHENING

SINUS LIFTS

BONE REGENERATION

EXTRACTIONS/WISDOM TEETH REMOVAL

RIDGE PRESERVATION/AUGMENTATION

IV MODERATE SEDATION

 

IMPLANTS

HIGHEST  QUALITY

I have decided only to place the best implants made and therefore only use Straumann implants.  Straumann stands for premium Swiss quality, precision and innovation delivering confidence in dentistry.

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PROVEN SUCCESS

Straumann implants are backed by the largest global scientific network.  They are the global leader in implantology in regards to cutting-edge innovations and technological breakthroughs, supported by long-term scientific evidence.

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HEALING FROM WITHIN (L-PRF)

I routinely use L-PRF (Leukocyte- and Platelet-Rich Fibrin) to enhance my surgical outcomes with a slow release of growth factors, proteins, leukocytes and cytokines during the critical wound healing phase.

L-PRF

L-PRF is an autogenous, platelet-rich fibrin derived from patient's own blood which reduces the risk of disease transmission, allergic reaction or rejection.

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TECHNOLOGY

As a lifelong learner, I constantly seek to expand my skills through professional conferences, continuing education and current research literature. I have implemented digital dentistry into my practice to increase efficiency and accuracy as well as provide a better experience for my patients.

3SHAPE TRIOS DENTAL SCANNER

IMPLANT DESIGN SOFTWARE

3D PRINTER TECHNOLOGY

 

EXPERIENCE

2018-present

INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR  "MOBILE" PERIODONTIST

2000-2017

PERIODONTIST (RETIRED COLONEL) UNITED STATES AIR FORCE

2013-2017

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF PERIODONTICS
UNIFORMED SERVICES UNIVERSITY OF THE HEALTH SCIENCES

2013-2017

ADJOINT ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER SAN ANTONIO

1995-2000

GENERAL DENTIST UNITED STATES AIR FORCE

 

BIO

I recently completed 24 years of active duty in the Air Force Dental Corp and a total of 30 years in the military. I have had a wonderful career in the Air Force, lived in some fabulous places around the world, enjoyed educating residents and watching them grow. I accomplished all the goals I set out in the military to achieve…but now I am starting something new!

I currently provide periodontal treatment as an Independent Contractor for general dentistry practices in Seattle, Bainbridge Island, and the Olympic Peninsula.
I specialize in the treatment of periodontal disease, implants, sinus lifts, ridge augmentation, ridge preservation, tissue grafts, bone regeneration, esthetic crown lengthening, crown lengthening, third molar removal, and IV moderate sedation.
I bring treatment to the General Dentist's practice, providing an "in-house" periodontist and a higher standard of care rather than refer specialty cases to outside providers. A specialist in the general dentist's practice allows patients the comfort of care within a familiar environment.
I travel with all of my own equipment to include: StraumannⓇ implants/healing abutments, bone grafting material, membranes, surgical instruments, sedation drugs/monitoring equipment. My most recent additions to my practice are the 3Shape Trios Dental scanner and the Formlabs2 3D printer which give me the capability to treatment plan a patient for implants and fabricate an implant surgical guide within hours following the initial patient consultation. 

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EDUCATION

2000-2003

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER AT SAN ANTONIO

Master of Science (MS), Periodontics

2000-2003

WILFORD HALL MEDICAL CENTER PERIODONTICS RESIDENCY

Certificate in Periodontics

1995-1996

AIR FORCE ADVANCED EDUCATION IN GENERAL DENTISTRY RESIDENCY (AEGD-1)

Certificate in Advanced Education in General Dentistry

1993-1995

MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY

Doctorate of Dental Surgery

1991-1993

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY

Dental school closed after completing sophomore year, completed degree at Marquette University

1984-1989

SEATTLE UNIVERSITY

Bachelor of Science in Biology (BSB)

 
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PHILOSOPHY

To offer ethical, evidence-based dentistry, using the highest quality of materials and techniques, and doing things right the first time.

 
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Slow Dentistry is a model for excellence designed for all those professionals who believe that more is not always synonymous for "better" because we know we can achieve more with less effort and less consumption. Slow Dentistry places quality before quantity.  It favors wellbeing and calmness, emotional bonds with the team and the patient and sustainability in the use of our human and material resources.

 

CLINICS WHERE I WORK

3519 56th Street 
Suite #260 
Gig Harbor, WA
(253) 857-0835

4219 S Othello Street
Space 105 D&E
Seattle, WA
(206) 316-2351

 
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"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life...don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your inner voice.  And, most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition, they somehow already know what you truly want to become."

Steve Jobs