Meet The Doctors
Get to know the specialists at Cornerstone Endodontics.
"Please convey my personal 'Thanks' to 'everyone' that I encountered in your office. You are wonderful folks! You bring smiles to one's heart - Thank you!"
I am originally from Ankeny, Iowa. I attended the University of Northern Iowa where I majored in Biology and Business/Finance, Northern Arizona University, University of Aalborg, Denmark and the University of Iowa Dental School. My endodontic specialty training was completed at the University of Maryland.
I am a God fearing, God loving family man. I enjoy history and politics, reading, gentleman farming, hunting, fishing, and coaching my children’s sports teams. I am a specialist advisor to the Great Plains Study Club and lecture frequently to other dentists about specialty endodontics.
I am a founding partner of Cornerstone Endodontics (1998) and I truly enjoy the technical and personal aspects of practicing endodontics. I cherish my relationships with our patients and partner offices.
I am from Albuquerque, New Mexico. I attended the University of New Mexico on a music scholarship by playing violin and viola. My undergraduate dental training was here in Kansas City at the University of Missouri-School of Dentistry. After graduation, I was blessed to practice general dentistry for over 8 years, and continued onto specialty training at the Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas. It has been a privilege to have presented numerous lectures at the annual American Association of Endodontists meetings, as well as, various civic and professional organizations.
I grew fond of the Midwest and the lifestyle here in Kansas City. Faith, family and friends are what I hold dear. My hobbies are cycling, hunting, fishing, and camping. I enjoy spending time outdoors with my family, being a cub scout den leader and Sunday school teacher. I consider myself an avid barbeque chef in search of the 'perfect' brisket.
In 2004, I had the opportunity to join Cornerstone Endodontics. I am grateful to be associated with this practice. I look forward to providing you compassionate, caring endodontic therapy.
I am from the Kansas City area and graduated wtih honors from the UMKC School of Dentistry. I then completed a surgically oriented residency at Stanford University and finished my endodontic specialty training at Loyola University. I was an Assistant Clinical Professor of Endodontics at UMKC School of Dentistry and I am currently the President of the Kansas Association of Endodontists. I have been fortunate to have lectured on endodontics at national meetings and have had my cases published in Endodontic textbooks and journals. It was also a privilege to have been selected by KC Magazine as an endodontist most highly regarded by his peers.
I am a devoted family man and I am active in my church and with numerous charities. When I am not spending time wtih my wife and children, my interests involve music, sports collectibles and photography.
I am proud to be a part of Cornerstone Endodontics and welcome you to our practice.
Having grown up in Wheaton, Illinois, I received my Bachelors degree in Biology from Illinois Benedictine College. I attended dental school at the University of Iowa and obtained my D.D.S. degree in 1994. I then served in the United States Navy Dental Corps for three years. My interest in endodontics was piqued while I was stationed with the Marine Corps at Camp LeJeune, North Carolina. I completed my endodontic specialty training in Baltimore at the University of Maryland. I practiced endodontics in Naperville, Illinois for fourteen years before joining Cornerstone Endodontics in January, 2014.
When not in the office, I am honored to help my wife raise our six children. Our family is close-knit and enjoys spending time together, particularly outdoor activities. My wife and my children are among the richest blessings that the Lord has given me. I wouldn’t be who I am without them in my life.
It is a privilege to join this practice and care for patients alongside such trustworthy and gifted colleagues. I am eager to meet you and make your visit with us comfortable and beneficial.