I was the first college graduate on both sides of our family and the first to break a coal mining work legacy. I am a native of Southwest Virginia. In Grundy, VA - the site for the Virginia Dental Association’s October Mission of Mercy (MOM) Project- is one of three projects I volunteer for with the Virginia Dental Association (VDA). The other two RAM/MOM projects occur in Wise, VA in July and Roanoke, VA in March. I am co-director of the Denture Team for the VDA MOM projects. In the last two years, our denture team has delivered over 800 complete dentures to those less fortunate.
My education started at Honaker High School where I graduated in 1983. I transferred from Southwest VA Community College to VA Tech and graduated in 1987. After working as a lab technician in local hospitals, I was accepted to dental school in 1991. I received a DDS degree with honors and then completed a residency in Prosthodontics for VCU/MCV Dental School in 1997. I am one of two Prosthodontists between Roanoke, VA and Knoxville, TN. I have served as the president of the Southwest VA Dental Society and as a Board of Director of the Virginia Dental Association. I am a member of the VDA, ADA, American College of Prosthodontists, International College of Prosthodontists and the Southeast Academy of Prosthodontics. I have extensive training in multiple implant systems and have
study with world renowned leaders in Prosthodontics at institutes in Carlsbad, CA, West Palm Beach, FL and Frankfurt, Germany.
I currently lecture for two implant companies and routinely share my knowledge of implants with other dentists. My practice is based on treating people like I would like to be treated providing each patient with options for the strongest and longest lasting dentistry using the latest advances in modern dental care in a relaxed environment. My team was voted the #1 Dental Practice in Washington County, VA for 2013 and we spend each day treating our patients like family. I am married to my soul mate, Valeria, and we have two daughters, Cassidy and Chloe. Tanner, my son, also lives with us in Abingdon, VA. They are the greatest gift God has ever blessed me with. I love my job and my ability to help other families through my practice of dentistry.