Meet The Doctor


Like most people, I hated going to the dentist and doctor when I was growing up. My first dentist didn’t create the most positive experience. While my initial impression of the field wasn’t entirely pleasant, I later encountered someone who completely changed my view on dentistry.


While working on a bachelor’s degree during my first year at the University of Utah, I met the man who would help me discover what I wanted to do with my life. He was a dentist from Salt Lake City who was charismatic, easy to talk to, and different from anything that I saw in a dentist. He became my mentor. I had intended to go into medicine, but this dentist told me that if he could do anything over again, he’d be a periodontist. I had no idea what that was, but I looked into it and discovered it was exactly what I wanted to do. From there I finished my undergraduate degree, attended dental school, and then completed periodontology certificates before going into private practice. I remain grateful to my mentor for the inspiration and advice he gave me!


Today, I like to stay on top of new technologies and procedures that make treatment less invasive and more effective for my patients. I enjoy stepping up my game professionally by lecturing to other doctors here in my own Red Rock Institute and elsewhere. To create a more dynamic environment at the office I do photography and videography, which are part hobby and part professional endeavor.


I play hockey four days a week and participate in a lot of outdoor activities. Most fulfilling of all for me, however, is spending quality time with my wife—who helps me run my practice—and our four daughters.


Dual Certificates in Periodontology

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Graduated cum laude from Temple University School of Dentistry

Earned Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Biology from the University of Utah 

Founded the Red Rock Institute

In-demand lecturer and educator

Proud husband and father 


Avid athlete and sports fan