"Less than one percent of dentists in the United States have been awarded these credentials."
I'm a bit of a nerd. It's not uncommon for my wife and I to be sitting on the sofa together, her eyes on the newest episode of The Bachelor, and mine on a dental research article, or watching a video recording of a dental implant surgery. She thinks its gross, and isn't afraid of telling me. From her perspective, she is probably right, but I get so excited about the incredible potential of dental implants. I think it's amazing that dentistry has advanced to the point where we can make replacement teeth that are almost as good as the originals. I just so happen to be one of the lucky people whose hobby is also my job.
I have been recognized for my experience and expertise in implant dentistry by two separate credentialing organizations. Domestically, I have been awarded Associate Fellowship by the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), and Internationally I have been honored to receive certification as a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantology (ICOI), an international organization promoting excellence in implant dentistry around the world. I have presented some of my work at meetings of the Academy of General Dentistry, and the AAID. I have also completed the AAID's MaxiCourse - the most comprehensive implant training continuum in the world. Less than one percent of dentists in the United States have been awarded these credentials.
I graduated from New York University's College of Dentistry in 2014. NYUCD is one of the biggest dental schools in the country, and we were taught by some of the best researchers, clinicians, and educators in the world. My 3.5 cumulative GPA ranked in the first quartile. I believe I received an outstanding education from one of the best dental schools in the country!
After dental school, I spent a year completing a General Practice Residency (GPR), with the VA in Vallejo, California. A GPR is an additional year of dental education with a focus on advanced and complex dentistry. It was here that I first received training in implant dentistry, as well as advanced endodontics (root canals), cosmetic dentistry, prosthodontics (replacing teeth), and full mouth reconstruction.
After completing my residency, I worked for almost three years at a high volume dental implant center. In that time I placed and restored around 700 implants. This included everything from single tooth replacements to full mouth reconstructions, and grafting procedures from sinus lifts to guided bone regeneration.
Currently, I practice with Dr. Bret Annoni and Dr. Keith White in Walnut Creek, California. Their practice has been in its currently location for over 50 years, and a high standard of excellence in clinical care and customer service has been maintained throughout. Doctors Annoni and White are both compassionate, caring dentists who have a reputation in the community for providing outstanding care to their patients. I'm proud to be a part of this practice, and hope to continue to build on its successful reliance on treating patients the right way.
I was born and raised in Southern California, and lived there until I left for dental school.
After four years of long distance dating, I married the love of my life, Larissa, on June 21st, 2014. She is funny, smart, loving, patient, and brings so much joy to my life! I followed her to Walnut Creek, California, where we put down our roots.
On February 28, 2018, we welcome the second love of my life, our son Gabriel. He is the most inquisitive, interested, full-of-life person I have ever met, and he's not even a year old!
I have the cutest dog in the world; a rescue named Allie. Nothing makes me happier than spending time outdoors.
Now that you know a little more about me I can't wait to get to know you!