On Being a Dentist
Dentistry is an amazing profession.
Every day I have the opportunity, with each person I see in my practice, to improve their quality of life. Whether I am restoring a person’s ability to eat the foods they love, changing their smile to boost their confidence, or offering guidance on maintaining oral health, I know I am helping that individual.
Personally, I get the most satisfaction from my work when I am able to get a person out of pain. Seeing that agony leave their face, and watching the relief appear, lets me know I have been able to use my skills to help someone get comfort and feel more at ease.
Background and Education
I grew up in Western Kentucky and attended Murray State University, where I received my Bachelor’s degree in Biology. I then attended the University of Louisville School of Dentistry, obtaining my Doctorate of Dental Medicine (DMD).
After graduation, I returned to Murray, to serve and care for the people of my community.
The dental field was a natural career path: I enjoy working with my hands, have an aptitude for science, and knew I needed to do something that allowed me to build connections with people while serving them.
I get great joy knowing I am using my unique skill set, knowledge, and talents to serve the Lord by helping people, daily.
Dentistry, like all areas of healthcare, is constantly advancing. In-depth research leads to new methodologies and innovative technologies, which can better the care I offer my patients.
As a member of the American Dental Association, I have access to numerous meetings, as well as online courses, webinars, lectures, and seminars. By taking courses taught by the leaders in dentistry, I am able to incorporate the best new options – those that improve diagnostics, treatment, comfort, and outcome – into patient care.
Beyond the Office
When I go home in the evening, it’s to be with my wife Amanda, our beautiful daughter Emma, and our Mini-Aussie, Scooter, at our home just outside of Murray. We love our time together, and make the most of the great outdoors. When I’m not with family, I enjoy hunting, fishing, and running in the Land Between the Lakes.
Outside of family and dentistry, I am passionate about being involved with my local church. Whether it’s bible studies, mission trips, or small group meetings, my wife and I love to share in the love of Christ with others.