I have been providing high-quality dentistry since 1992, and in all that time I have found that what most excites me is seeing the impact I have on my patients' lives. It really makes my day when I do something that makes someone smile. Whether helping them achieve a bright, healthy smile or providing compassionate care needed to ease their fears, I love the work I get to do every day.
Education and Continuing Education
After completing my undergraduate degree at Drew University, I applied to dental school, but did not yet know if dentistry was my true calling. I knew I wanted to work in the healthcare field, helping the people in my community live healthier, happier lives. I spent a year working as a dental assistant and realized that the dental field was definitely where I belonged. I went on to graduate from the University of Medicine and Dentistry in New Jersey before completing post-graduate residency programs through Columbia University.
Since then, I have become directly involved with numerous continuing education efforts. I believe the only way to continue providing you the best quality care is by constantly keeping up-to-date with the latest techniques and equipment available, includingTruDenta™ and Invisalign®. I am also excited to be working alongside Dr. Hylton to invent a device that will aid with treating and preventing gum disease. My dedication to dentistry has led to numerous patient and professional benefits like shorter and more efficient visits and higher quality dentistry that lasts a lifetime.
Professional Honors & Advanced Training
- Sleep Apnea Treatment
- TMJ & Headache/Migraine Treatment
- Six Month Smiles (Adult Fast Braces)
It is my goal to treat all my patients like family and take as much time as is needed to help them feel comfortable. I believe in spending time with each patient so that from the beginning I know what they really want in terms of dental health. Furthermore, patient education is very important to me. I take time to teach each patient about their oral health and go over the details of my recommended treatment based off their unique oral health and goals. I am honored that my patients trust me with their dental health, and the health of their family. Patients may come in scared or anxious, but they almost always leave looking forward to their next visit because of how comfortable they feel.
I am a huge fan of giving back to the community in which I have the privilege of living and working. I take part in Doctors with a Heart where I provide comprehensive dental care to families that might not get any kind of oral health care otherwise. I am a member of the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) in West Haven, CT and am trained to provide health care during times of natural and manmade disasters. I also am involved with Toys for Tots, doing what I can to see that every child receives new toys during the holiday season.
Outside the Office
I live in Woodbridge, CT and enjoy spending time with my family and my kids outside being active. I really like landscaping and gardening. I also love electronics, tools, and anything that makes difficult activities and tasks easier and more efficient. I have even gotten a reputation outside the office as the "gadget guy".