Q: What got you into this specific medical field?
A: I have wanted to be a dentist since the 9th grade when I wrote a vocational notebook about dentistry for a social studies class.
Q: What landed you in your city, and what is it that you like about the neighborhood?
A: I had always wanted to practice in Colorado and my wife had graduated from Colorado State University in occupational therapy. We came to CSU for an OT seminar in 1970 and I traveled all over Colorado while she was at the seminar when I finally decided Fort Collins was the best place to practice.
Q: Where did you receive your undergraduate degree, your professional degree, and did you participate in a residency?
A: Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of New Mexico and Doctor of Dental Surgery at Baylor University College of Dentistry, followed by 2 years in the Air Force at Wright-Patterson AFB in Ohio to gain additional training.
Q: Do you belong to any professional associations?
A: American Dental Association (ADA), Colorado Dental Association (CDA) and Larimer County Dental Society LCDS), American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM)
Q: What year did you begin practicing?
A: 1970 USAF and Fort Collins in 1972
Q: What investments in your practice equipment and facilities have you made?
A: I own my own building. My equipment includes CEREC (cad/cam technology), digital radiography, intraoral cameras, Diagnodent (caries detection device), Casey (patient education video presentations), electric hand-pieces, Intellisound (on hold practice information and music system), and patient view television monitors in each room which display patient education, views of their mouths, digital x-rays and television programs.
Q: What procedures do you feel your practice excels in above others?
A: Being able to create crowns and veneers in one visit using CEREC. Having the ability to do most procedures in office and only referring the most complex cases out to specialists. We also have a very friendly, competent and helpful staff who can get patients needs taken care of without long waits, as well as an extremely and gentle hygienist.
Q: What are the most challenging parts of your every day practice?
A: Keeping up with the latest technology and educating patients so that they understand the importance of dental health.
Q: What are the best moments that make it worthwhile?
A: The happiness a patient shows when I have relieved their pain or improved their smile to the point they are anxious to use it.
Q: What are your office hours?
A: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 8:30am-6pm with lunch from 1pm-2pm, , Wednesday: 8:am-12pm , and Friday: 9:30am -1:00pm (front desk only).
Q: What insurances are you "in network" with? Are they HMOs or PPOs?
A: We accept the following PPO's: Delta, Delta Premier, Cigna, Humana, Metlife PDP, Cigna Radius, and United Health Care
Q: Does your office offer financing?
A: Yes, through Care Credit and City Health Card