I have had the good fortune of practicing dentistry in Sioux Falls at the Dental Comfort Center since 2006. I am originally from the area having grown up in Valley Springs and graduating from Brandon Valley High School in 1993. After high school, I attended Augustana College and studied Biology and Chemistry. I still stay connected with Augustana Athletics as a fan and Augustana Academics as supportive Alumni. My dental education took place at Creighton University in Omaha.
I love being a dentist. I am incredibly grateful that I get the opportunity to help people on a daily basis. I care very deeply about the people who choose to entrust their care to us and find great joy in developing long term relationships not only as a caregiver but as a friend as well. I find the practice of providing gentle quality care to these patients to be an amazing, rewarding, and fulfilling experience. I feel very blessed that people entrust me to provide them with dental care and it is a responsibility and privilege that I take very seriously.
I also recognize that not only am I surrounded by wonderful patients but I also have the good fortune to be surrounded by an incredible compassionate team. I am very proud of the people with whom I work. Our team is comprised of people of the highest morale character and professionalism. Everyone here at the Dental Comfort Center cares about the well-being of people above everything else. We pride ourselves on compassion and integrity. Treating people with kindness and respect is the number one priority of everyone here.
I am committed to higher education and staying up on the latest technologies in the field of dentistry. This is a commitment to my patients foremost, but also to my staff and self that allows us to provide the very best in long term quality care. This approach provides the patient with solutions that will be comfortable, aesthetically optimal, functionally ideal, and long lasting. I am Spear-trained in complex multidisciplinary cases, same-day crowns, and soft tissue laser treatment.
In my home life, I am married to a wonderful woman named Jody. Jody and I have been married since 2001 and she is originally from Harrisburg. She is a registered nurse by trade who specialized in neonatal intensive care. Now she spends her days working fulltime and then some staying at home and raising our three very busy children who we love so dearly. Soren is our oldest child, followed by our only girl Macy (who really does believe she is a princess), and the youngest is Jonah. In my free time, I enjoy time with family the most, but also the boys’ youth wrestling, baseball, Macy’s gymnastics, and playing golf.