I have practiced dentistry for 45 years and pediatric dentistry, exclusively, for 42 years. It feels good to say I love my profession today as much as I ever have, and wake each morning looking forward to the day and the children I will spend time with!
I love working with children – infants through adolescents, and children with special needs – and bringing them along the road to lifetimes of dental health. It is rewarding to know I have been able to positively influence so many of my patients to maintain their oral health as adults.
Being able to provide care that helps people live healthier and happier lives, and making treatment fun, makes my job fun! Nothing beats getting a shy child to relax and feel safe, and then seeing them start to open up and smile – and then laugh – with us!
Education, Ongoing Learning, and Professional Affiliations
After growing up in Waukesha, I attended Marquette University School of Dentistry, where I obtained my Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS). This was followed by my Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry, through Marquette University School of Dentistry and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.
Throughout my career, I have sought to stay at the forefront of the latest research, emerging trends, and developments in pediatric dentistry. By staying current on the newest options and knowledge, I can continue to deliver the best treatment for my patients.
I am a Fellow of the American Society of Pediatric Dentistry, Board-Certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, and a member of the:
- Wisconsin Society of Pediatric Dentistry
- American Dental Association
- Wisconsin Dental Association
- Waukesha County Dental Association
Through these organizations I have access to meetings, seminars, journals, and online courses, allowing me to learn from leading researchers and practitioners.
Outside the Office
I live on a farm in Colgate with my wife Debbie, two cats, and five horses. I enjoy working on my farm, riding my motorcycle, and sharing time with my three grown children: Andrew, Angela, and Aaron. By the way, Dr. Angie is my daughter, and it is a joy to practice alongside her!