Healthy Smiles, Healthy Bodies, Healthy Lives
I love being a dentist. Every day I have the opportunity to help people while learning their stories and building a connection that goes beyond healthcare provider and patient. I care about my patients as people and want only the best for them in their lives.
I’m passionate about health and helping people understand how what happens in the body affects oral health and vice versa. That interconnectedness is key to a person taking steps that improve their quality of life and the enjoyment they experience on a daily basis.
During visits, I talk with each patient about what’s happening in their body and their mouth. Together, we identify areas where they can make changes, whether that’s in brushing and flossing, eating healthier, or taking better care of their bodies with more exercise. I want my patients to have long, fully, healthy, and happy lives ... and a smile they love!
I attended the Medical College of Virginia for my Doctorate of Dental Surgery. It’s an exceptional and challenging program, and I finished with a solid understanding of oral health concerns and treatments, along with patient care.
However, dentistry for me is a lot more than a job. Even in my free time, I’m often reading an oral healthcare journal, studying a new technique, or researching technological advances. Each year, I complete many continuing education courses, far in excess of state requirements, and attend seminars, lectures, and conferences.
Smiles for RVA
The individuals I work with are the foundation of the practice. They are talented, have great people skills, and work to make each patient’s experience a positive one. We’ve done away with formality and stiffness. Though we do talk about dental problems, we listen harder than we talk.
Like me, my team members treat our patients as part of their families. They truly care about you and look forward to catching up during appointments.
Beyond the Office
My childhood was spent in Pittsburgh, Rochester, Philly, and even New Jersey. I was a rolling stone that stopped in Richmond and stayed for good! I first settled in The Fan and later moved to Mechanicsville to start my family.
My wife is great. She grew up in India and we met at MCV. She now works at Bon Secours Hospital in Mechanicsville. We have three amazing kids. Our oldest is in Colorado preparing to become an orthopedic surgeon. Our second is an investment banker and lives in DC. And our third is currently at UVA, planning a career in healthcare, and set to graduate in May 2018.
When I’m not in the office, I spend a lot of time learning new ways to do dentistry. I also enjoy beekeeping and cheering for the Washington Nationals.