Meet the Doctor

MikeI have had the privilege of serving Auburn and the surrounding community since 1991. I am blessed to be surrounded by the best, most outstanding dental team a doctor could ask for. I was born in Queens, New York but only lived there a short time. I was raised in Schenectady where my Dad worked for GE and my Mom was a nurse. I went to the University of Pittsburgh on and athletic scholarship but after one year the program was eliminated due to Title IX and I finished my undergraduate at Siena College. Dental school followed at SUNY at Buffalo where I graduated in 1990. I then completed a General Practice Hospital Residency at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. I then began practicing in Auburn in 1991.

In 1996 I went to a continuing education course which turned into a “retreat” of sorts for me. I was introduced to the Dawson Academy and the concept of complete dentistry and examining much more than just the teeth of the patient. This set the tone for what has been the way that I have practiced ever since. I make it a point to treat every patient that comes in to my office as that patient is giving me a privilege – a privilege of caring for them. I take that privilege very seriously and I owe it to my patients to provide them with a complete, comprehensive view of their health. It is this vision, this foundation that I have earned the respect of many patients over the years.

My time outside the office is spent with my four legged children. I currently have 4 Shelties – Belle, Kenai, Annie, and Tink. I am still active in volleyball although not as much as in past years. I love to work on my model trains and in the summer enjoy cycling and fishing.