Let me start by giving you my educational background. I have a B.S. degree in industrial engineering from the Pennsylvania State University. After graduation, I spent 5 years working for General Electric. After deciding to attend dental school, I enrolled at the Medical College of Virginia in 1973 graduating in 1977. Later that year, I opened a private practice in King George, Virginia. In 1992 I moved my practice to its present location in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
For many years throughout my career, I sought knowledge to increase my skills. Much of it was below my expectations. Then in 1999, I found Dr. John Kois and Dr. Frank Spears in Seattle, Washington and spent 10 years studying under them. They are world renowned dentists and educators. At long last, I had found the knowledge I had been seeking and the skills that are possessed by a small percentage of dentists. In 2004 I was selected by Dr. Kois to be on the list of the Best Dentists in America. Although there are many “Best Dentists” lists, the meaningful ones are those where you are selected by your peers. It is the ultimate compliment. I have published and taught in the area of cosmetic and crown and bridge dentistry. Among my many patients are dentists and hygienists that work for other dentists. This to is the ultimate compliment. Many of my referrals are from specialists and general dentists.
Having said all of this, you might say that is all well and good but what you can you do for me? This background and education gives me a unique ability to do a correct diagnosis. Without proper diagnosis dental disease cannot be properly treated. Much of the diagnosis in dentistry is incorrect. My engineering background gives me higher success rates because dentistry is engineering on a small scale. Incorrect diagnosis will result in failed treatment just like physicians.
WHAT I AM SKILLED AT, IS SOLVING AND CORRECTING DENTISTRY THAT HAS BEEN IMPROPERLY DONE.
Do you have crowns that look and feel too big?
Crowns that fall off?
Crowns where food catches all the time?
A bite that does not feel right?
Crowns that look artificial?
Black lines around your crowns?
Crowns where porcelain is breaking off?
Bad odors coming from crowns?
Fear of biting on your front bridge
THESE ARE PROBLEMS I SOLVE EVERY DAY.
Some people have extensive problems that require a full mouth rehabilitation. This is expensive complex work that should not be left to someone without a solid foundation in the field. It took me 10 years to acquire these skills. Put another way, you would not think of going to a dermatologists to have heart surgery would you?
TWO THINGS I BELIEVE HAVE SERVED ME WELL IN MY 34 YEARS OF PRACTICE.
1. I am a patient advocate. I am on the side of the patient not the profession. When you come to me, if there are issues with past dentistry I will be honest and tell you. I won’t dance around the issue. I will always inform you of your options for treatment following a correct diagnosis. The pros and cons of each option will be explained and you will be given a written treatment of the option you choose. The decision will be yours not mine. I decided years ago that someone in the profession needs to be on the patient’s side.
I am that person.
2. After 34 years, I know what I can do and what I can’t do. If I say I can do it, it will be done to exceed your expectation. If I can’t do it, I’ll look you in the eyes and tell you I can’t do it. In that case you will be referred to one of the extraordinary specialists on my treatment team.
Crown and bridge, restoration of implants, cosmetic dentistry and fillings of all kind are my areas of expertise. There will be no compromise with my work. Even though almost all dentists claim to do cosmetic dentistry, my extensive education, publishing and teaching tells you that I am a bona fide cosmetic dentist. Another way of saying this, you would not go to a general practicing physician to have a face lift.
I STAND BEHIND MY WORK.
I’ll give you a written warranty.
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