I am a licensed DDS and have been in private practice for 25 years as a general dentist. I enjoy all aspect of dentistry, including restorative, cosmetic , endodontics and oral surgery. Empathy to patients needs is the most important aspect of my practice.
Doctor of Dental Surgery(DDS)-1988-Present
Licensed in Texas only
Texas DPS License
Directed staff hygienist training programs in periodontal techniques and procedures.Consistently followed protocols regarding quality assurance, biohazards, infection control, charting and emergencies.Evaluated risk of oral cancer by examining patients' mouths for sores, recessed and bleeding gums and oral lesions.Recommended products and devices for patients' home care.Properly administered general and local anesthetics to lessen pain and discomfort.Closely evaluated the position of wisdom teeth to determine any existing or potential problems.Performed surgery to prepare the mouth for dental implants and aid in regenerating bone and gum tissues.Expertly treated infections of the oral cavity, salivary glands, jaws and neck.Examined teeth and gum with appropriate dental instruments, x-rays and other diagnostic equipment.Deftly operated air turbine and hand instruments, dental appliances and surgical implements.Educated patients regarding preventive dental care, plaque control, causes and treatment of dental problems and oral healthcare services.Prescribed antibiotics and other medications.Wrote precise fabrication instructions and prescriptions for Cleaned and filled teeth.Regularly planned and coordinated public dental health programs.Taught staff about the latest dental research and techniques.Consistently ensured the functioning and sterilization of equipment being used.Effectively screened and recommended candidates for oral/maxillofacial surgery.Delivered preoperative and postoperative care.Completed complex surgical extractions of partially and fully impacted teeth that required a surgical handpiece for sectioning of teeth and ostectomy.Diagnosed diseases and abnormalities.Made and fit dentures and crowns. dental technicians.
Minor in Chemistry
Doctor of Dental Surgery(DDS)- Unv. of Texas Health Science Center- Dental School at San Antonio- 1988
Scoutmaster in Boy Scouts for 12 years
Sunday School Teacher and volunteer at 4th and Elm Church of Christ
Member of Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce
Coached Soccer and Little League Baseball
Member of Sweetwater Masonic Lodge
Oral health talks to Sweetwater Public schools and private Schools for all ages
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