Who We Are.

Personal Facts

  • Home Town: Steep Rock, Manitoba
  • Lived and worked in Carman for last 15 years.
  • Married to Tracy (14 years)
  • Two children: Stella (13) Thor (4)
  • Leap year baby (February 29)
  • Favorite place in the world: my cottage on Lake Manitoba
  • Hobbies: flying, snowmobiles, quads, hunting, fishing, biking, kayaking, boating.
  • Greatest fear: failure
  • Childhood dream job – dentist (I used to pull out baby teeth for kids on our bus)

Professional Facts

  • Graduated from U. of M. Dentistry in 1997
  • Graduated from Hospital Dentistry program (HSC Winnipeg) 1998
  • Opened a dental practice in Carman in 1999
  • Graduated from Medical College of Georgia Maxi Course on implant dentistry 2006
  • Fellow Misch International Implant Institute (Surgical and Prosthetic) – Temple University
  • Fellow of the International Congress of Implant Dentistry
  • Associate Fellow American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • Purchased Cornerstone Dental Centre 2008
  • Fellow World Laser Institute
  • Had the third cone beam CT scan in the province, the first by a general dentist and the first in rural Manitoba.
  • Have placed several thousand implants and have done over ten thousand implant procedures (Combined surgical and prosthetics) – single units, removable, and fixed
  • Embraced Digital dentistry: in house CAD CAM system for milling all ceramic crowns. I still make every crown I cement.
  • Implemented a sleep screening program into my practices that screens for Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome and Sleep Apnea.
  • Maintain i.v. sedation privileges
  • Maintain hospital privileges.

My interests have evolved over my career; I began being excited about sleep dentistry and third molar removal. Eventually I moved onto all aspects of implant surgery. This pushed my career in a different direction as the implant patient’s had complicated bites and desires that required even more complicated restorative dentistry.

I realized that I needed to continue to learn and apply the latest dental techniques, material, and technology to my practice.  This has been a wonderful journey that keeps me engaged in dentistry and my patients benefit from my passion for this profession.

I am living my dream.