Greetings and welcome! My dental career started with me being a military dentist for 8 years. During my time with the US Army, I served with our troops in South Korea and had several tours throughout continental USA. While I was serving with 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum, New York, I was promoted to the rank of Major.
In Fort Gordon, Georgia, I attended and completed the Army’s 3-year, post-graduate residency training. During this time, I enrolled in another academic program and earned a Master of Science degree in Oral Biology from Augusta University in 2012. As a board-certified specialist in Periodontology and Implant Surgery, I am also a Diplomate of the American Academy of Periodontology.
Moving to California was sort of a silent agreement between me and my wife. We met during dental school while we were both attending University of Pittsburgh. The deal was that after we get married, she would follow me around while I wore the uniform, but afterwards we move back to the West Coast, preferably Southern California, where she’s from. Truth be told, the nice weather and the beaches are good enough reasons for me to be a transplant to the Golden State.
I have been with Tustin Periodontics since before the name change. We have a great team now and I hope that you can give us a chance to be your team of dental experts!