What makes me different than any other Wayzata dentist is my post-graduate education. I could go on and on about my studies on how I've earned my DDS degree (Doctor of Dental Surgery), but I think what really matters is what I did AFTER I received my dental degree. I pursued other educational opportunities to enhance further my dentistry skills.
I became a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD). Achieving this status is quite strenuous because I needed to complete 500 hours of rigorous courses and pass the final, daylong exam. Only about 5% of dentists achieve this status, so I would say I patted myself on the back when I passed.
Additionally, I attended lectures and hands-on courses at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. These continuing education courses are very hands-on and heightened my dental skills.
I am not afraid to tell you whether or not I can perform a specific treatment. I believe I should practice by the standard care in this community. If you need a root canal, would you rather see the dentist who has only done that service 2-3 times in his lifetime or the endodontist who performs root canals 2-3 times a day? The answer is pretty simple.
If I can’t perform the procedure, I will refer you out to a specialist. The good news is most of the dental specialists are all in the same building as me. Same place – just a different doctor.
My practice focuses on three areas of dentistry: cosmetic, preventative, and restorative. Since all the dental experts are in one building, I can focus on these areas (which I’m pretty good at). I have completed many cases for CEREC patients and Eating Disorder patients, and you can learn more about those services on my website.