What My Profession Means to Me
I have truly been blessed, and continue to be so, to be a dentist. It is so satisfying to help my patients with their dental needs. Over the 30 years I’ve been practicing, I’ve met so many extraordinary people, individuals who have become my friends and allowed me to be a part of their lives. Many of the kids that I treated when I first started practicing have gotten married and are now bringing their children to see us; that’s an amazing feeling, knowing that they trust me and the team here to care for their little ones.
I especially love the blend of art and science in dentistry, and I enjoy the medicine aspects, too. The artistic challenges associated with cosmetic and restorative dentistry are particularly fascinating, and as each person I care for has unique dental needs, I constantly have to think about the approach that will work best for that individual, taking into account their timeline, financial considerations, and desired result. Each day presents fascinating new things to me, whether it’s how best to get a patient out of pain, or a great conversation with a patient, or making sure a child’s first dental visit is something they enjoy. In short, I look forward to coming into the practice every morning.
Education and Commitment to Continuing Education
My Doctorate of Dental Surgery was awarded by the Loyola University Dental School. That provided me with excellent foundational knowledge in my field. However, there are many on-going changes and developments in oral healthcare, and I have to stay current with new products and technology in order to best treat my patients. Throughout the year I attend various continuing education meetings and seminars in order to constantly improve the treatments and care we provide to our patients, expand our treatment horizons, and stay on the leading-edge of technology.
- American Dental Association
- Illinois State Dental Society
- Chicago Dental Society
- Arcolian Dental Arts Society
- Former Assistant Clinical Professor, Loyola University Dental School
- Former Assistant Clinical Professor, Dental Lab Technology, Triton Junior College
Outside the Office
I’ve called Elk Grove Village, IL, my home for more than 25 years, having been raised in Park Ridge. My wife Denise and I have an adult daughter, who’s now on her own and doing great. My family, and quality time with them, always comes first, but I also love to golf. I travel as much as I can, and enjoy delving into a good book, too.