As a young boy in the Tri Cities, I had dreams of becoming a dentist. A family friend introduced me to dentistry and I knew from that moment I would pursue that path. I received my undergraduate degree from Washington State University and did my graduate studies at Tufts University in Boston, MA. Following graduation, I moved to Redmond and began this practice from the bottom up. It was challenging and exciting.
My philosophy is simple, to give you all the information you want and need so that you can make an informed decision about your oral health and treatment needs. Giving you all your options allows you to remain in control. I also believe in giving it to you straight. You deserve to know the truth about your oral health. From there, you let us know how you want to proceed.
As doctors, we don't normally express our own fears. Mine is that patients might feel I'm attempting to sell them on procedures. This could not be further from the truth. As a health expert, my responsibility is to alert you to any current issues (decay, fractures, etc) and future issues (consequence of not taking care of current issues, potential of fractures, decay, etc). Finding treatment needs is not something I look forward to sharing with patients, but share I must. You and I together will navigate how to accomplish your treatment needs.
It begins with ownership of your oral health. This is the most critical piece. Making the decision to take care of issues before they become larger problems is the best use of your time and money. "Waiting" for it to bother you comes with drawbacks such as pain (never convenient), more expensive treatment or office being closed. I believe life is better for my patients because I treat to PREVENT your future problems by doing what needs to be done now, rather than delaying and waiting for the problem to escalate.
Investing into my practice is a top priority. The latest technology, materials and technique keep the practice on the cutting edge of dentistry. My team and I are also a part of higher learning. Spear Education provides dental continuing education for striving dentists that are dedicated to the pursuit of clinical excellence in dentistry. You can be confident in my technical abilities and that of my team.
I look forward to meeting you. Call my caring staff today for an appointment. We're looking forward to hearing from you.