It is my honest belief that dentistry is the most exciting of all healthcare professions. I have been drawn to the dental profession for as long as I can remember. It has been amazing to see how excellent dental care can positively impact people's lives. As a general dentist, I have the privilege of providing comprehensive dental care to people of all ages here in the Chippewa Valley. Being in this position, I am blessed to be able to develop relationships with patients and see their families grow throughout the years. I look forward to going to work every day to foster relationships both new and old. My passion for life is reflected in all that I do and dentistry is no exception. I strive to reflect that positive energy and passion with every visit. Life is all about the experiences we share, and I find great joy in being able to provide positive dental experiences for the wonderful people of this community.
I am fortunate for the path that has led me to become the person that I am today. I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, go cobbers! (that’s right a corn cob) Upon graduating from Concordia, I packed up my skis and headed west. It was in the capital city of Helena, Montana where I had the honor and privilege of being a dental assistant. This invaluable experience helped me develop a taste for providing an unparalleled patient experience. In the years following my time in the Wild West, I moved back to the Midwest to attend the University of Minnesota where I earned my doctorate degree in dentistry. I had the opportunity to practice in Minneapolis for a few years before my wife and I moved to Eau Claire. These past several years of practicing in this beautiful city have flown by, a true testament to the wonderful people in this community.
A life of continual learning and growth is a guiding principal I apply to all aspects of my life, and as such I have been involved in a great deal of continuing education since graduating. My involvement extends from local study clubs to world renowned programs in dentistry. Furthering my knowledge of dentistry allows me to provide patients with excellent dental care by staying up to date on the latest techniques and technology.
When I am away from the clinic, I am usually off adventuring with Brieanna Lise, my wife, best friend, and fellow traveler extraordinaire. Together we enjoy all that the great outdoors has to offer and the Chippewa Valley is such a great place to get out and enjoy our beautiful surroundings. Family is an extremely important part of my life, and I would not be where I am today without their love and constant support. I am blessed to have two amazing sisters, a brother-in-law and parents residing under northern Minnesota skies. Locally, I have fantastic in-laws with several nieces and nephews who are fun to visit, rile up and then return home to their parents. I am truly blessed to be an active part of this vibrant community and look forward to enjoying all it has to offer for years to come.
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Fixer Upper, Chip Gaines. Enough said.
Any and all outdoor activities, time spent outside is time well spent.
Italian, American, Asian, Sweets, food in general makes me smile.
Awesome team members and fantastic patients give me reason to smile every day!