Meet The Doctor
Colleen and I found our way to the Charlotte area after finishing our education and falling in love with the Tar Heel state during our six years in Chapel Hill. The long summers and mild winters were a welcome change from our home state of Minnesota. We both enjoy gardening, focusing on cultivating native plants which attract birds and butterflies to our yard. Our second passion is photography. Travel fits in well with our interests and we have been blessed to explore a few of the beautiful treasures this world has to offer. We hope to continue to travel and capture images together and with our children Ryan and Evan.
I have been serving the Charlotte area as a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon since 1995. My practice is built around the needs of my patients in areas such as tooth replacement with implants, dentoalveolar surgery, non-invasive aesthetic treatments and the entire scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery.
I earned my bachelor degree summa cum laude in Child Development from the University of Minnesota. I continued at the University of Minnesota – School of Dentistry to graduate with my doctor of dental surgery degree with multiple honors. Following a hospital dentistry residency at LSU Medical Center and Charity Hospital in New Orleans we brought our family to North Carolina. At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill I completed a residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery, my medical degree, and an internship in general surgery. In order to offer my patients a full scope of facial surgical services I also completed a cosmetic surgery fellowship in Little Rock, Arkansas.
I am on the medical staff of Carolinas Medical Center and Levine Children’s Hospital. I have served as the Chief of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Carolinas Medical Center – Mercy.
I have published papers in peer-reviewed journals and have lectured nationally and internationally. I enjoy the opportunity to stay current and broaden my expertise by participating in continuing education on topics which will benefit my patients such as patient safety, esthetic surgery, non-invasive aesthetic techniques, dental implant restoration, oral pathology, and dental radiographic imaging.
I am an active member of several professional organizations. They include:
American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons – Diplomate
National Dental Board of Anesthesiology – Diplomate
International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons – Fellow
American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons – Fellow
American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons – Fellow
American Dental Society of Anesthesiology – Fellow
American Dental Association – Member
North Carolina Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons – Member
President 2011 – 2013
North Carolina Society of Dental Anesthesia – Member
North Carolina Dental Society – Member
Charlotte Dental Society – Member
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Our office hours are Monday through Thursday from 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM and Fridays from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM