I’ve been fortunate enough to run a thriving dental practice in Beverly Hills, CA since 1981. During that time, I’ve had the privilege of working with celebrities, business leaders and patients from six different continents, and over the years I’m grateful to have received several honors. I’ve been invited to appear in the media and in print, (visit In The Media) and to write for dental journals. In 1984, my colleagues at the Academy of General Dentistry granted me with a Fellowship award for leadership in the field. But my greatest reward continues to be watching a patient beam with an attractive new smile.
I began my career by earning a BA and subsequent Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) from the Washington University in St. Louis. As proud as I was of that outstanding school and its programs, I was eager to learn more about prosthetic reconstruction to be better able to provide sophisticated care to my patients through a the study of prosthodontics. Moving to California I earned an advanced certificate in this important field at USC, and the doors of possibility flew open as I learned important details of a number of different disciplines involved in simple and complicated restorations of the whole mouth.
Dental medicine does not stand still, and we who want to offer superior service to our patients can’t stand still either. I take at least 30 hours of additional classes each year with professional organizations such as California Dental Association, American Dental Association, and the Beverly Hills Academy of Dentistry, along with other highly accredited institutions. Together we search out and judge the efficacy of the latest equipment and techniques. Many exciting discoveries have grown out of collegial exchange. I’ve studied esthetic dentistry, and advanced restorative dentistry – creating a pleasing, natural look — with department specialists from the University of Southern California and UCLA. I’ve also attended courses taught by specialists of international renown on many aspects on comprehensive, sophisticated care for my patients.
On a more personal note, I’m a native New Yorker, married to another talented dentist and the father of three.
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