Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
Dental School: Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
Medical School: University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine
Residency Training: University at Buffalo
American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
American College of of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association
American College of Surgeons
American Dental Association
8th District Dental Association
New York State Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Western New York Oral Surgery Society
Certifications and Training:
Advanced Trauma Life Support
Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Basic Life Support
Pediatric Advanced Life Support
American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Royal College of Dentist of Canada, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Amherst, West Seneca, Buffalo
What initially drew you to dentistry?
The ability to help improve a patient’s oral health and in turn improve their quality of life.
What is your favorite aspect of dentistry?
I like the fact that I can have a positive impact on a patient’s life by treating various oral and maxillofacial diseases and conditions. Also, I enjoy seeing the results and the difference we can make in their lives.
Why do you practice in this area?
Buffalo and WNY truly is a city of good neighbors. I spent several years of my education and training in Buffalo, got married and had children during that time and it is easy to call WNY home. From the friendly and diverse people to the beautiful outdoors, we have grown to love it here.
What do you say to people about their fear of going to the dentist?
I strive to ensure all my patients are comfortable while receiving the excellent care.
What do you think are the best skills that you bring to your job?
A warm and friendly attitude and ensuring all patients are treated the way I would want to be treated. A standard of up to date and highest quality care.
How do you want people to remember you?
As a compassionate and selfless individual that cares for others.
What are some causes that you care about?
I have an interest in the underserved population, and have had the privilege to participate in various medical mission trips to third world countries. I have a particular concern for the pediatric population especially the patients with cleft lip and palates.