Thank you for visiting our site and trusting our microsurgery specialty office for your care! We have been providing top-notch treatment for the Central Valley for over 14 years.
To share a little about myself: I began my studies locally, graduating from Fresno State with a degree in Psychology. This has proved invaluable in both helping to create the most comfortable environment possible as well as guiding our patients through their experience. After this I earned a Masters degree in Human Physiology from Loma Linda University, where I begin doing research in the dental field. I moved up to San Francisco to study at UCSF, one of the top dental schools in the country. I was fortunate to serve as the school Vice-President and then President, receiving several awards including a commendation from the Governor of California as well as the esteemed Pierre Fauchard award for 2004. During my time at UCSF I created the undergraduate endodontics certificate program. After completing dental school I began my specialty training, and was accepted into the University of Washington, Seattle for the Masters degree in Endodontics.
I am one of the only root canal specialists in the Valley that is certified to offer adult conscious sedation for your comfort. The office was granted Oral Conscious Sedation certificate by the California State Board. I have completed the IV sedation program from the University of Southern California, and a member of the DOCS Sedation Education Institute.
As an endodontic specialist, I have advanced training in root canal treatment, microsurgery and other related procedures geared to save your natural teeth. My workup includes specialized techniques in diagnosing the potential causes of head and neck pain. I am a member of the American Association of Endodontic specialists, Omicron Kappa Upsilon, Pierre Fauchard Academy, Fresno Madera Dental Society, and California Dental Society.
Lastly I am highly trained in surgical implant placement for teeth that are not savable, or at least provide information on the treatment options for your situation. In the area of implant dentistry, I received education and training at the Misch International Implant Institute, Ickert Dental Implant Teaching Centre, and the Pikos Surgical Institute. I am both a Member and Fellow of the Internation Congress of Implantologists.
I hope this helps in choosing our team to help assist in your dental needs. PS I also enjoy singing to a captive audience!