I’m a second generation dentist. Growing up with a father as a dentist triggered my passion without hesitation for becoming a dentist since childhood. I remember answering why I wanted to become a dentist during my dental school interview with the above, and also with wanting to help people achieve a healthier dentition and a more confident smile. I’ve been in the practice of dentistry for the past 23 years. I'm currently a Clinical Instructor in the Division of Restorative Sciences at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC which I love along with treating my guests in my private practice. I truly enjoy my profession and three words that would best summarize my philosophy in practice would be: Precise, Meticulous and Caring. I treat people the way they would like to be treated and always do my best. Integrity, Accountability and Authenticity are all of great values to me. I graduated from the University Of Oklahoma College Of Dentistry in 1996. I always wanted to move to the beautiful ocean side of southern California. As soon as opportunities lend themselves, I sold my practice of 14 years in Phoenix, AZ and made Newport Coast as my new home. My wife and I were recently blessed with a little boy whom is the joy of our lives. I enjoy family, great friends, traveling, anthropology, backgammon, sports and living a healthy lifestyle.