I grew up in Oklahoma, as did my wife Casey. I originally came to Searcy to study at Harding and play baseball while preparing for medical school. However, I decided that the small working environment in dentistry fit me better than hospitals. After earning a chemistry degree at Harding, I went to Oklahoma University Medical Center for a doctorate degree in dentistry. I currently maintain professional associations with the American Dental Association, Arkansas State Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry, to which I earned recognition as a Fellow beginning in 2007.
I have greatly enjoyed my career as a family dentist, because it gives me the opportunity to work with my hands, teach, and build relationships that I believe are fundamental to the mission of Jesus. Family dentistry offers me the flexibility to diversify my practice by providing advanced dentistry such as cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, treatments for obstructive sleep apnea, and disorders of the jaw joint (TMJ). The opportunities I have had to train beyond the scope of dental school and develop the surgical and restorative experience necessary to provide advanced services changes the perspective of family dentistry for my patients. It is that change of perspective that impacts lives and serves not only my patients’ oral health, but also their hearts.