AGD2017 Las Vegas



I attended dental school in Memphis at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center and upon graduation, was chosen to do the advanced education in general dentistry residency associated with Lutheran Medical Center. As a continual student of dentistry, I completed the year long AOS Comprehensive Orthodontic Continuum, the year long AAID Georgia Maxi Course, and I've been credentialed as an associate fellow in the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. I've served as the Continuing Education Director for the TN Academy of General Dentistry and as President and CE director for the Middle TN Dental Study Club.

My areas of interest are dental implants, guided surgery, digital dentistry, photography, and complex full mouth rehabilitation. Since 2009, I've owned and operated a solo practice in Winchester, TN. I love living in a beautiful rural area but, I faced challenges early on due to the relatively low income in my area. I wanted to have a high tech practice and do a lot of complex dentistry so I've had to develop numerous creative techniques and treatment approaches that allow me to offer comprehensive dentistry while still making it affordable for my patient base.

I've traveled and taught extensively on a variety of dental topics but particularly on guided surgery using the Blue Sky Bio software. For the first half of my career, I did not have CBCT and did not embrace guided surgery, mainly due to the cost. The BSB software changed all that and has led me to become what I call a "recovering freehander". I am now a huge advocate for guided surgery and do most of my implant surgeries fully guided and at a cost of $20 per case.