Improving Health and Boosting Happiness: One Smile at a Time
Dentistry is a rewarding profession. Every day I meet new people and start building connections and every day I see established patients and strengthen our relationships. It is an honor to hear people’s stories, learn of their lives and experiences, and help each lead a healthier and happier life.
My father is a dentist and I grew up seeing how he was able to touch and improve people’s lives. I saw the challenges, as well as the fulfillment he found in his profession, and knew I wanted to experience the same.
One of the most crucial lessons I learned from my father was the importance of maintaining a safe environment for patients. If someone is afraid of seeing the dentist, they will avoid visits which can be detrimental to their oral and overall health.
By providing a stable, non-judgmental, and reassuring environment, where every patient is heard and respected, my staff and I are able to help people overcome their fears. In doing so, we improve lives: one person and one smile at a time.
Education and Experience
- Bachelor of Science, Stephen F. Austin University
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery, Baylor College of Dentistry
Dentistry has undergone remarkable changes in the 40 years I have been practicing. Ongoing research means improved diagnostics, more comfortable care and a wide array of treatment options, and stronger, longer-lasting results.
I keep current with the latest dental innovations through continuing education. This allows me to treat a wider variety of conditions, offer new approaches, and ensure patients achieve ideal results – comfortably.
- American Dental Association
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
- Texas Dental Association
- East Texas Dental Society
- Land of Pines Study Club
Beyond the Practice
I’ve spent my life here in Longview, except for the six years I was away in college. When I’m not seeing patients, I enjoy playing golf, reading, and – most of all – time with my wife Patti, son Adam, and daughter Sarah.