To promote, teach and provide the latest therapies available in the field of contemporary esthetic dentistry.
I currently devote approximately 75% of my time practicing contemporary esthetic dentistry in my private practice. The remainder of my time I teach, train, and lecture on cosmetic dentistry to other dentists. This is done either through private dental education centers, continuing education programs at local dental schools or via private programs sponsored by dental manufacturers. My lecturing has been done locally in Southern California (e.g. study clubs or universities), nationally (e.g. Greater New York Meeting, AACD Annual meeting, Seattle Study Clubs, etc.), and internationally (e.g. Australia, India, Japan, etc.).
Graduated from high school in San Diego, California in 1972.
Attended college at the University of California, San Diego
Graduated from Dental School at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa in 1978.
Obtained California Dental license in 1979-License #28610
Completed a mini-residency program at U.C.L.A. in Contemporary Esthetic Dentistry.
Past Assistant Clinical Director in the Center for Esthetic Dentistry at U.C.L.A. Dental School; Los Angeles, California.
Past Assistant Professor at Loma Linda Dental School; Loma Linda, California
Past faculty member at Esthetic Professionals; Tarzana, California
Faculty mentor 2010-present; Spear Education, Scottsdale, Arizona
Past director of Clinical Affairs – Keating Dental Arts
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) President 2013-2014
Accredited Fellow (FAACD) of the AACD
Fellow – International Academy of Dental Facial Esthetics (FIADFE)
2009 – 2011 Board of Directors – AACD
2011 – 2012 ABCD Board Member – AACD
2012 – 2013 Board of Directors – AACD
2014 – 2015 Nominating and Leadership Development Committee – AACD
2021 – 2024 Nominating and Leadership Development Committee – AACD
2020 – 2023 Professional Education Committee – AACD
Founder/President; Orange County Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
Member of the Seattle Study Club Speaker Bureau
Annually invited guest of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry
Guest speaker at local dental societies and dental schools
National and international speaker
Author of several published articles related to esthetic dentistry
Member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
Member of the American Dental Association
Member of the California Dental Association
Member of the Orange County Dental Society
Past Member of the OCDS Membership and Ethics Committee
Past Member of the OCDS Emergency Care Panel
Key opinion leader for: 3M/ESPE Dental, Nobel Biocare, Ultradent, Philips Dental, DMG, Proctor and Gamble, and Milestone.
Product evaluator for Dental Product Shopper
Appearances on NBC news
Appearances on television’s The Doctor’s Show
I opened a strictly private boutique style dental practice in June 1981 with the prime focus on Comprehensive Esthetic Dentistry. Over the years the practice has evolved into a state-of-the-art high-tech facility utilizing the most current equipment, materials, and techniques available in the field of esthetic dentistry.
Over the last 30 years, I have divided my time between treating my private patients, teaching at local dental institutions and speaking at various dental meetings, study clubs and conferences nationally and internationally.
I have developed interpersonal skills during twenty plus years experience in my private practice and have learned the subtleties of communicating with patients about their dental condition and the therapies available for treating such conditions. I have found teaching dentists and dental students, along with treating my private patients, considerably rewarding. I possess a high level of patience in dealing with patient anxieties along with maintaining a sense of humor, which lends itself to creating a professional, yet relaxed atmosphere for my patients and staff.