I graduated with a dental degree in 2009 from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry with honors in academic and clinical achievement. I graduated with a BA in Spanish and a minor in Chemistry from the University of Arizona in 2005. Before that, I spent a year at the University of Panama in Panama, SA studying Spanish and Cultural Diversity.
Continuing education is very important to me and although there are currently no continuing education requirements for dentists in Wyoming, I have spent hundreds of hours in continuing education courses that focus on new technologies, techniques and equipment in order to provide the very best treatment to my patients. I am currently working through a 3-year Mini Residency program in Orthodontics, directed by world-renowned orthodontist Dr. Derek Mahony.
It was during my dental education that I developed a passion for dentistry-based humanitarian work overseas and our community alike. Currently, I am involved with Smiles for Life (a nationwide charity geared towards underprivileged children), Smiles for Kids (a local organization focused on orthodontic care for children), Give Kids a Smile (Community Health Center of Central Wyoming), Health Care for the Homeless, Crown Council organized, dentistry- based humanitarian work in the Dominican Republic, T-19 and Medicaid programs.
My wife and I moved to Casper from California in 2009. We love living in Wyoming and we’re raising our two young children here. I love competing in challenging athletic events such as long distance trail runs, intense mountain biking races as well as multidisciplinary events such as the Casper Strong. As much as I love my children, I really don’t enjoy changing their diapers.