Having twice been voted the best dentist in his Tennessee town, he sold his practice and moved to Utah to be closer to family — and was named best dentist in southern Utah County before he’d been open even a year.
Exciting New Trend
“I’ve been using laser procedures more often lately and love how simple they make some situations.”
Advice to Aspiring Dentists
“Long-term success is based on the trust that a patient will gain when you make the same treatment decisions you’d make for yourself. If it’s not a root canal when you thought it was, if it’s stain and not caries, if a filling is really suitable instead of a crown — patients notice these things.”
Something People Don't Know
“I’ve been published in journals twice — once for a study involving the Indra butterfly, and the other for oddities of yeast in patients with HIV. I hiked and camped through four states collecting caterpillars and larvae, and narrowly avoided an enormous killer-bee swarm by hiding under a rock outcropping until they passed. I’m sure it was worth it for an article only 10 people may have read,” he cracks, “but such is research.”