Q: What got you into this specific medical field?
A: I enjoy dentistry because it is the perfect blending of art and science. I am able to create beautiful new smiles that look wonderful, while also having a longevity that is enhanced by the science behind them.
Q: What landed you in your city, and what is it that you like about the neighborhood?
A: I grew up in the Coachella Valley and am a graduate of Palm Springs High School. Over the years, the valley has continued to grow and the city of La Quinta has continued to prosper into a beautiful area.
Q: Where did you receive your undergraduate and professional degrees, and did you participate in any residencies?
A: My undergraduate degree is from U.C. Riverside. My dental degree is from University of Southern California.
Q: What year did you begin practicing?
A: 2005
Q: Do you belong to any professional associations?
A: American Dental Society
Tricounty Dental Society
Q: What investments in your practice equipment and facilities have you made?
A: I have a brand new office that opened December 2012. We have a paperless office with digital x-rays, intraoral cameras, and free wi-fi for our patients.
Q: What procedures do you feel your practice excels in above others?
A: We pride ourselves in all that we do, allowing ideal time for all procedures. We spend additional time and resources providing several different desensitizers on a tooth prior to placing any filling to eliminate post-op discomfort.
Q: What are the most challenging parts of your everyday practice?
A: Our schedule can change at any moment and we have to be ready for any situation that may "walk through the door".
Q: What are the best moments that make it worthwhile?
A: When a patient leaves with a big smile on their face and says what a great time they had at the dentist, very pleased with their results.
Q: What are your office hours?
A: Monday - Thursday by appointment. (Sometimes Fridays when appropriate by appointment). Lunch 1-2pm.
Q: What HMO or PPO providers are you in network with? Do you offer financing?
A: Currently we accept fee for service and Delta Dental PPO. We are currently in negotiations with additional PPO providers.