Q: What got you into this specific medical field?
A: I used to suck my pinkie and ring finger on my right hand, creating a buck tooth smile by the 3rd grade! Braces changed my life; I wanted to do the same for others.
Q: What landed you in your city, and what is it that you like about the neighborhood?
A: Hometown! Close to my nephew and family members.
Q: Where did you receive your undergraduate and professional degrees, and did you participate in any residencies?
A: Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI (BS Biology)
NYU College of Dentistry
Woodhull Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY (General Practice Residency)
Q: Do you belong to any professional associations?
A: ADA, ISDA (Illinois State Dental Society), AGD, Chicago Dental Society (CDS), Uptown Dental Forum, Central Dental Testing Service (CRDTS-Dental Examiner)
Q: What year did you begin practicing?
Q: What investments in your practice equipment and facilities have you made?
A: Digital X-rays, intra-oral camera, computer in every operatory, cable TV, in-house whitening, oral cancer screening device (VELscope).
Q: What procedures do you feel your practice excels in above others?
A: We treat one patient at a time. I do everything, including cleanings. Great way to get to know a patient is by spending quality time with them, not just for a mere ten minutes a the end of their appointment.
Q: What are your office hours?
A: Monday 8-6 (lunch 12-1)
Every other Wednesday, alternating with Saturday 9-7 (lunch 1-2)
Thursday 8-6 (lunch 12-1)
Friday and alternating Saturday 8-12
Q: What HMO or PPO providers are you in network with? Do you offer financing?
A: No HMOs. In-network with MetLife, Delta Dental, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Guardian PPO. Accept all PPOs and traditional plans. CareCredit, Chase Health Finance, and First Pacific financing.
Q: Do you accept any government programs or discount cards?
Q: What are the most challenging parts of your everyday practice?
A: Missed appointments. HATE having my staff have nothing to do.
Q: What are the best moments that make it worthwhile?
A: When a patient tears up seeing their smile after everything is done! Nothing makes me happier than when a patient says "thank you." I truly hope with every patient I can make them smile that day. Helping my patients makes it all worthwhile.