A Love for Healthy Smiles
I love taking care of my patients and families. It’s a pleasure to get to know multiple generations of the same family, watch the children grow, and be a part of their life. Serving the oral health needs of the community where I was raised means a lot to me. I am helping my friends and neighbors improve their dental and overall health, along with their smiles. After thirty years of being a Naperville dentist, I still love every minute of being with my patients.
There have been great advancements in dental treatments and technologies over the years since I started practicing. I am particularly happy now to offer effective solutions for sleep apnea and snoring to my patients, along with Invisalign® clear aligners, which invisibly straighten teeth.
Whether I’m helping a patient improve her smile, restoring function, or alleviating dental pain, I’m making a positive difference in the person’s life. To me, that is the greatest part of my profession.
Education and Continuing Education
- Bachelor of Science, University of Iowa
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery, University of Iowa
- General practice residency, Miami Valley Hospital
Each year I participate in many hours of continuing dental education. These courses enable me to stay abreast of the latest research and techniques. My patients trust me to provide them with the best care options; continuing education ensures I am able to do so.
- American Dental Association
- Academy of General Dentistry
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
- American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
- Illinois State Dental Society
- Chicago Dental Society
I grew up in Naperville and graduated from Naperville Central High School. My life is shared with my wife of 35 years, Julie. We have three adult children: Joel, Chris and his wife Megan, and Ben, all of whom live out of state. I enjoy keeping busy when I’m not caring for my patients. Golf, exercise, photography, and travel are some of my interests.
I help sponsor the Rotary’s “Soup’s On” fundraiser, along with the Kiwanis Pancake Day breakfast. I’ve also participated in mission trips to Honduras, through our church, to provide dental services to the needy.