Dentistry means a lot to me: at the end of the day, everyone will need a dentist at some point in their life. I love working in a field that impacts people’s daily lives and strive to put each person at ease, earning their trust and showing that a dental visit is not a scary experience.
Whether I’m seeing a child at their first visit, brightening a parent’s smile, relieving someone’s dental pain, or restoring function, my focus is always on what is best for that person. I want their dental experience to be painless, efficient, and effective, and for them to have the best outcome.
When I go home at night, I think about the people I have interacted with: our conversations during their treatment, the care delivered, and how much I appreciate the opportunity to help.
Education and Professional Affiliations
I completed my Bachelor’s degree at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina. I then attended The Medical College of Georgia, where I was awarded my Doctorate of Dental Medicine.
Dental school was rigorous, giving me a solid foundational understanding of oral health, and methodologies for addressing and preventing dental disease and problems.
Dentistry though, like all medical fields, is dynamic, with ongoing research yielding new technologies, techniques, and materials. It is my responsibility to stay up-to-date on the latest developments, studying and evaluating each before incorporating the best into patient care.
Through countless hours of continuing education – meetings, lectures, seminars, and study clubs – I keep current on the newest information. This gives me the ability to perform dentistry at the highest level, which in turn, gives patients the best care and outcomes.
Am an active member of the:
- American Dental Association
- Tennessee Dental Association
- Academy of General Dentistry
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
- Spear Study Club
- Middle Tennessee Study Club
Through these organizations, I have access to current and emerging knowledge, allowing me to practice evidence-based dentistry.
Beyond the Practice
Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, my family and I now call Murfreesboro home. Megan, my wife, and I have four children, DJ, Zavier, Charles III and Maylee. When I’m not working, you’ll usually find me with family. I am devoted to the Atlanta Falcons and recognize, it's a rough season. Always. I enjoy tending to my lawn and landscaping, and love grilling: ask me about my smoked wings!
I have traveled outside the country to provide dental care to others in need who otherwise would not have access to treatment. In 2016, I went to Uganda as part of the African Dental Mission and 2017 found me volunteering with the Haiti Dental Mission.
Closer to home, I regularly volunteer at the Interfaith Dental Clinic and with the Tullahoma Cares Free Dental Day.
I am strong in faith, and believe my purpose is to help patients to the best of my ability; locally or abroad. I sleep well at night knowing that My work makes you healthy.