It is a privilege to belong to a profession that offers so many ways to be of service. I have been fortunate to have practiced dentistry in several communities in the 30 years since I graduated. In each of these places I have been welcomed, supported, and feel I have been able to contribute to the betterment of the community.
When I first meet a patient, I encourage them to tell me about themselves. I want to know what they’re seeking in dental care. I also want to know about their worries and their life. Having insight into who the person is, not only their clinical needs, allows me to find the right treatment approach for them. This ensures the best care experience and best results for that person.