I was born in Albany, NY, in 1950. I was blessed with a warm and loving family life in my youth and it certainly impacted on my adult years. I attended Colgate University before moving on to the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. After completing a General Practice Residency in the United States Public Health Service, I returned to Philadelphia to begin my private practice career. After 21 years I decided to move to Florida and have been practicing here since 1998.
My accomplishments in Dentistry are a source of pride and fulfillment for me but my greatest joys come from my wife of 40 years and my wonderful children. Both our children developed our love of learning and have achieved at a very high level academically.
I am committed to helping my patients achieved the maximum level of oral health through carefully listening to their desires, concerns and any fears that may be present. Together we devote significant time to understanding the current status of your dental health and planning for a more comfortable and predictable future. I believe it is best to always make quality the constant and time the variable in achieving your goals.
Outside of dentistry and time with my family I love to play golf, read and enjoy music of all kinds. My wife and I enjoy art festivals, movies, live plays and the ballet. We are also very committed to our three dogs, Sasha and Emma are Soft Coated Wheaton Terriers and Hugse is an Italian Greyhound.
Colgate University 1972, BA
University of Pennsylvania 1975, Doctor of Dental Medicine
USPHS Hospital General Practice Residency Program, San Francisco 1975-1976
6 Continuum Programs
Perio-Restorative Ortho Program Dawson Masters Week
Pascal and Michel Magne Week
Team Approach to TMJ and Occlusal Treatments
Dentist/Owner-Neighborhood Dental Center in Aventura, FL 1998 –
Clinical Instructor half a day per week at the UF Hialeah clinic
Clinical Instructor half a day per week at Mount Sinai Hospital GPR
program (for 3 years until program closed)
Private practice Philadelphia, PA 1976 to 1999
Rotary International, Board member of the Fort Lauderdale South club since 2015
Fellow Academy of General Dentistry 1985
Academy of Osseointegration 1989-present
Member Research Submission Committee (RSC) for 7 years
Chair of the RSC from 2006-2008
Appointed to The Board of Directors in 2010
Pankey Institute Advisors Board, current
Triple Win Study Club (a South Florida Chapter of the Seattle Study
Club network) for 13 years
Certificate for Human Participants Protection Education for Research
Teams, National Cancer Institute, June 2009
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act & Privacy General
Awareness for Researchers, University of Florida, June 2009
2009 Practitioner- Investigator, Dental Practice-Based Research
Network* Study 6,
Questionable Occlusal Carious Lesions. University of Florida, Florida/
The Dental PBRN is a non-profit research network. Its major source