Being a dentist means everything to me: I doubt I will ever retire. I would miss the great bonds I have with our staff, as well as with patients and their families. I am truly a people-person and love my day-to-day interactions with our amazing community.
I am a nurturing, caring person. I am happiest encouraging and helping others. I especially enjoy building trust and fostering a sense of security and safety with our more nervous patients. Dentistry as practiced today offers truly painless options and people who have dental anxiety have nothing to fret about when coming to see us!
My father was a cardiologist and I grew up knowing I wanted to work in the medical field. Dentistry was a natural fit for my skills and interests: after practicing for more than 35 years, I have no doubt I made the right decision!
The Center for Dental Health
We’ve built a remarkable dental practice, where we put our patients’ wellbeing at the forefront of all we do. Our staff and doctors are experienced, compassionate, kind people. We genuinely care about our patients and do our best to keep them comfortable during visits. I always say we have "good karma" or a good "aura” at the office and that’s reflected in our patients’ smiles!
Education and Continuing Education
- Undergraduate degree, Case Western Reserve University
- Doctorate of Dental Medicine, Case School of Dental Medicine
There are constant advancements in dentistry, from revolutionary techniques to new technologies and materials. I’m fascinated by these changes and strive to stay current through continuing education. I’m an active member of the North Coast Dental Study Club, learning from and with my peers and other oral healthcare specialists.
I’m also a member of the:
- American Dental Association
- Ohio Dental Association
- Northeast Ohio Dental Association
These organizations provide access to a range of continuing education courses, locally, regionally, and nationally at conferences and seminars. They also offer peer-reviewed research discussions and other information through journals and periodicals.
Beyond the Practice
My wife Roberta is a Registered Nurse with an MBA in Healthcare. I’ve three sons: Doug is a professional poker player; Matt is a business manager of a construction company; and Tim recently graduated from law school. My late father was a cardiologist who served in the Army at the end of WWII, during the liberation of the concentration camps. He also did pre- and post-op care for renowned heart surgeon Claude Beck, who pioneered pre-bypass surgical procedures.
When not working, music is my favorite hobby. I’m active in the music ministry of several Catholic churches and am in two groups, “The Fabulous Blue Moons” and “Light of 2 Moons,” too. We play a range of styles. I also love to play and watch sports.