About Your Dentist
“Making a Difference, One Person at a Time”
Being a dentist gives me the opportunity to meet new people every day, helping each to improve their oral health and quality of life. It brings me great personal and professional satisfaction, knowing that I am making a difference in my patient's lives. Whether I'm providing them with a new level of confidence by improving their smile, giving them pain relief, or restoring their ability to properly and comfortably chew, it is important to me knowing that my patients leave our office feeling better.
At heart, I am a people-person and I love getting to know my patients, caring for and providing each of them with individualized care. I make every effort to be here for my patients, and I hope each of them always feels welcome and comfortable, and trusts I will give them the best dental care possible.
Education and Continuing Education
Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Business, minor in Psychology, Indiana University
Doctorate of Dental Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina
I have been practicing dentistry in Greenville since 1997. Dentistry, as with all fields of healthcare, is constantly changing. I have participated in extensive post-graduate continuing education, bringing the most current knowledge in cosmetic and restorative dentistry and dental technology. Advancements in techniques, materials, and technology all mean better care and results for my patients and it's my responsibility to remain current on developments.
In 2013, I started the Carolina Headache Center and obtained my certification in TruDenta® Neurophysiology for the treatment of TMJ dysfunction and migraines. I am also a member of the American Academy of Facial Esthetics and have been trained and certified in administering Botox.
Greenville Swamp Rabbits professional hockey team: served from 2013-2017. I am also an active member of the SCDA, ADA, AGD, Greenville County Dental Society, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Oral Cancer Foundation, AAFE, and the BBB.
Beyond the Office
I grew up in Evansville, IN and remain a Hoosier at heart! Greenville has been my home since 1997. My wife Andreina and I have two beautiful daughters Anna Valentina and Elena. We also have a Labrador retriever named Stella.
When not caring for patients, I love spending time with my wife and daughters and travelling whenever we have the opportunity. I also enjoy sports, working out, snow skiing, playing golf and tennis. I am an active member of my church and I am very passionate about my faith, my family, and building trusting relationships with my patients.
"Trusting Relationships Make a Difference"
Building trusting relationships with my patients is very important to me. It gives me a great sense of satisfaction, knowing that my patients trust and rely on me to put forth the utmost integrity and patient care that I can possibly provide. I meet so many different people, and I try my best to make each of them as comfortable as possible when in my care. I feel that I truly make a difference for my patients when they are able to come in to my practice and have all of their fears about dentistry eliminated.
I am especially passionate about cosmetic dentistry. The impact that it has on my patient's lives when they are able to feel confident about themselves and their smile, makes me feel great about what I do every day.
Education and Continuing Education
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Indiana University
Doctor of Dental Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina
I started practicing dentistry in 1995, and have been practicing dentistry in Greenville since 1997. With all of the changes occurring in the healthcare industry in general, I feel that it is important that I continuously expand my knowledge and skills in restorative and cosmetic services. This gives me the ability to treat my patients the best way possible.
In 2013, my brother Kevin and I started the Carolina Headache Center. I obtained my certification in TruDenta® Neurophysiology, which has allowed me to successfully treat patients who suffer from TMJ and migraines.
I am also proud to serve as one of the official team dentists for the Greenville Swamp Rabbits professional hockey team. In addition, I am an active member of the SCDA, ADA, AGD, Greenville County Dental Society, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Oral Cancer Foundation, and BBB.
Beyond The Office
I grew up in Evansville, Indiana, later making Greenville my permanent home. I have four fantastic kids, three boys and one girl. My parents also live here in Greenville, as does my brother Kevin, who I share my dental practice with. I love spending time with my children, and being able to cheer them on at their soccer games! I also love to travel, ski, and get as much exercise as possible in between. I am very passionate about my faith, my family, and working together with my brother to build trusting relationships with our patients.