I grew up in: Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Education / Degree: University of Detroit Mercy 2021 Degree - Doctor of Dental Surgery.
Achievements: Inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon dental honors society.
University of Western Ontario 2017 Degree - Master of Science Kinesiology.
Queen's University 2015 Degree - Bachelor of Science Kinesiology.
Current practice: July 2021 - Present
My main focus is: Providing patients with a non-judgemental, stress free environment where they can be honest about their goals and needs, and helping them to achieve those goals together.
Favorite aspect of my job: Helping anxious patients overcome their fears to establish the dream smile they thought was unachievable.
My healthcare philosophy is: Holistic - my goal is to address the upstream problem resulting in the downstream outcome. I assess the patient as a whole, and implement strategies to improve total body health.
One example of this is painless injections. Pain and stress increases stress hormones in the body, which impair healing after the procedure. By providing a painless and stress free experience, the patient is likely to have faster healing and overall better treatment outcomes.
The reason I chose dentistry is: I love working with my hands, but more importantly, I love working with people. I love listening to the stories of my patients, understanding their backgrounds and goals, and working as a team to achieve a common goal. Whether through pain relief or cosmetic improvements, listening to my patients and allowing them to achieve their desired outcome is the main driver behind my passion for dentistry.
When not in the office, I like to: Enjoy time with my wife and two dogs, going on hikes in the Metroparks or just walking around our neighbourhood. I enjoy exercise and the outdoors, and spend the majority of my off-time running trails, or working out. When I am not exercising, I enjoy sitting outside and listening to a wide variety of music.
I am an avid sports fan, especially hockey (Canadian) and baseball. I am a huge fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Blue Jays. I also enjoy playing these sports recreationally, as well as golfing.