Meet The Doctors
My passion is building lasting relationships with the people around me. Being a dentist allows me to serve my community by providing options to improve oral health, replace and restore teeth, and create beautiful smiles. I love dentistry because every day I get to help someone look and feel better. Many of my patients have expressed how surprised they are at how easy and relaxed dental care can be!
Originally from a small town of Rhododendron, Oregon, I spent four years in the U.S. Marine Recon after graduating from High School. After three tours of duty, I left the military to study biology at Sonoma State University. I then studied dentistry at Loma Linda University in southern California, where I was awarded clinical honors for my work in restorative dentistry, oral surgery, prosthetics, and implant restoration. I then practiced dentistry for two years in Reno, Nevada before coming to Fountain Valley Dental in May of 2015.
I am a current member of the Crown Council, Clackamas County Dental Association, Molalla Area Chamber of Commerce, and American Dental Association.
When not practicing dentistry, I am usually spending time with my wife Megan and son Eli, who we welcomed into our family in May of 2017. We enjoy snow skiing, mountain biking, surfing, cooking, and enjoying the great restaurants in the Portland area.
I decided on a career in dentistry because of my passion for helping others. I was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and lived there until deciding to attend university in the United States. I graduated from Walla Walla University Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor of arts in business administration and chemistry minor. After graduation I spent 5 months volunteering at a rural hospital in Cameroon, Africa. This was an amazing experience that helped to solidify my choice to pursue a career in the healthcare field.
I attended Loma Linda University School of Dentistry with Dr. Ben, where we became great friends. I graduated with honors as a member of the dean’s list and received a senior class clinical excellence award recognizing commitment to excellent clinical treatment and overall patient care. I also completed a 40 hour residency program at the Whitecap Institute for placement of Dental Implants and have been working in the greater Portland area for the last four years. I am currently a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the Oregon Dental Association.
When not in the office, you will likely find me outside. Snowboarding, hiking, and golf are just a few of the outdoor activities I enjoy, along with international travel and exploring Portland’s amazing restaurants and breweries.
I have enjoyed serving the community of Molalla over the last year alongside Dr. Ben. Our philosophies on dentistry and patient care are very similar and I am excited to be providing exceptional dental care to our patients.
Whether it is alleviating pain or giving someone the smile they have always wanted, I love seeing a smile on a happy patient’s face.