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Credentials

Member: ADA, Special Care in Dentistry, American Association of Hospital Dentists, Lower Columbia Dental Society, International Congress of Oral Implantologists.

1986-1990: CWRU School of Dentistry, Cleveland, Ohio; DDS awarded 1990.

1991-1992: 1 year hospital based general practice residency program, University of Rochester, Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, New York; Certificate awarded 1992.

1993-1995: Fellowship in Geriatric Dentistry, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Cleveland, Ohio; Certificate awarded 1995

1999-Present: Medical Staff appointment to St. John Medical Center, Longview, Washington.

  • Completion of several hundred dental cases under general anesthetic.
  • Coverage for the majority SJMC Emergency Department “city call” pediatric and most adult dental emergencies and orofacial traumas and infections.
  • Extensive experience in the management, hospital admission, treatment, and coordination of care for pediatric and adult dental in-patients.

1999-2000: President Lower Columbia Dental Society

2000-Present: Affiliate Clinical Instructor, University of Washington School of Dentistry.

2006: Selected as Beta Site for UW Dental Fears Clinical Research Project.

2006- 2007: Chair, Department of Surgery St. John Medical Center, Longview Washington.

2006: First recipient of the newly established Penner Award for excellence in service to St. John Medical Center Emergency Department.

2006-2008: ABCD Champion (chairperson) for Cowlitz County. Access program to provide a dental home for Medicaid eligible children.

2006-2008: Member of the PI/QI surgery committee (quality assurance committee) SJMC

2006 -2011: Numerous lecture presentations (see below)

2007: Fellowship award International Congress of Oral Implantologists

2009-2010: Member St John Medical Center bylaws committee

2011: President Lower Columbia Dental Society

Lectures and Courses Given ( 2006-2011):
1. Treatment Considerations for Medically Complex Dental Patients
2. The Effects of Methamphetamine Abuse on Oral Health
3. Treatment, Planning and Site Selection for Immediately Temporized Implants
4. Treatment of Dento-Alveolar Trauma by ED Physicians
5. Basic Bone Grafting Techniques for Implant Dentistry
6. Advanced Bone Grafting Techniques for Implant Site Development
7. Implant Treatment Considerations in the Esthetic Zone
8. “Crown Down” Using a Prosthetic Lens to Plan Dental Implant Cases
9. Treatment considerations for the anti-coagulated dental patient

* Numerous other hands on animal and model based practicum courses related to implant dentistry and grafting procedures since 2009.