I took a Hippocratic Oath when I graduated dental school. And though I strive to follow all of the covenants to the best of my ability, the one covenant which always rang the loudest to me is, “I will remember that there is art to dentistry as well as science, and that warmth, sympathy, and understanding may outweigh the surgeon’s knife or the chemist’s drug.”
I love putting a smile on peoples’ faces, and since it’s my job to make it a beautiful smile, it’s twice as sweet. I love gaining the trust of a patient and putting to rest their anxieties. It’s extremely rewarding to have a patient who “hates seeing the dentist” tell me they can’t wait until the next time we see each other!
I am active in multiple, ongoing continuing education offerings. I want to continue to provide my patients with the most up-to-date and highest standard of care, along with the best treatments available. They trust me with their smile; I want to live up to that trust.
I’m an active Dawson Course Alumni, Advanced Implant Study Club member, and take additional courses throughout the year. Areas of interest include IV conscious sedation, dental surgery, and implant placement.
Originally from Bryan, in northwest Ohio, I’ve lived in Rock Hill for more than 15 years. My partner Katherine and I have two daughters, Spencer and Kate. Our family is rounded out with a dog, two cats, and a fish.
When I’m not working with my patients, my priority is family time. We enjoy riding bikes, jumping on the trampoline, and traveling to new destinations.
Once a month I volunteer with the Soup Kitchen Outreach, offering dental care to the homeless in our community. I believe it’s essential to share one’s skills and abilities with those who need them; this is one way I can do so.
“I was very impressed with my first visit. Everything was explained in detail to me. I was comfortable and at ease with the friendly staff. I am happy that I was referred to India Hook and will refer others as well. Even though it’s about 45 minutes away from where I live, it’s worth the trip. I look forward to my next visit.”Kadien D.Dental Patient
“Great Dental Practice. This office provides excellent dental service. The staff is very professional and friendly. They also offer hours that accommodate my schedule. I had an early appointment, and did not have much time before needing to go to work. They understood and value my time, and I was able to get to my job on time.”Tim D.Dental Patient
“Coming into this office is more than “coming to the dentist”. It is like walking into a family member’s home whom you haven’t seen for a while.”Lynne T.Dental Patient
“My wife and I have had the most safe, positive, pleasurable care at India Hook Dental Care. Not only are the doctors very caring and professional, but their staff also has the greatest demeanor and professional treatment of clients. We will recommend India Hook Dental Care to all our friends and acquaintances, especially those with children and there first time experience visiting a dentist.”Tony S.Dental Patient
“The BEST dentistry EVER! From the moment you walk in you are greeted with beautiful smiles and wonderful attitudes! I look forward to all my dental appointments because of the positive family atmosphere!!! I would definitely recommend this business to any and everybody!” -Toni H.Toni H.Dental Patient
“Very Professional and caring service. I have been a patient for several years now. Every time I need help, the staff here is very quick and understanding of my needs. I really love how the technique is always painless for me. The doctors here are the best and are surrounded by a great staff.”Danny P.Dental Patient