I grew up in Bruce County on a farm near Sauble Beach Ontario. I walked every day to a one room school house and yes, the snow banks were 10 feet high (at least they seemed that way at 6 years old!) From there I hit the big leagues of Hepworth Public School, a much bigger school and then Owen Sound Collegiate. My true loves at that time were baseball, basketball and golf. My instincts seemed headed towards a field in sciences. I enrolled at the University of Western Ontario in 1976 and completed my Bachelor of Science in 1979. While living in Medway Hall residence for 3 years one of my floor mates was in the dentistry program and from listening to him the idea of a career in Dentistry was born.
Since my membership at Thames Valley Golf Course was not leading me toward a professional golf career I applied for dentistry and graduated in 1983. In that time I also met, fell in love and married Sharon McDonald who has been my wife for 30 plus years. Coincidently Sharon also attended Owen Sound Collegiate and was a year behind me.
Sharon has been a travel agent since I was in dental school so consequently we have taken some wonderful trips over the years. Our travels have taken us to many countries....China, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Europe, Dubai and Jordan, Egypt, Kenya and the Galapagos. Many of these trips were enjoyed with our two children. No matter where we travel I always appreciate coming home to London Ontario with its broad range of social, cultural and athletic activities.
Our children, Carling and Hunter are our pride and joy…they have been our true blessings and we look forward to their burgeoning careers.
Over the years I am grateful for all the wonderful patients who have entrusted me with their dental health. My practice provides a wide range of services including paedodontics, implantology, cosmetic as well as cerac dentistry (same day crowns and inlays). People often ask me, “how do you do this job..?.” I have found over the years, that while the teeth may be similar, my patients have different goals, different needs, and different life experiences to share and that’s what makes it a new day every day” I take great pleasure and pride in the fact that I am now seeing the children of my original child patients, continuing a long tradition of dental care to their families. (And yes this does make me feel old!)
I'm especially proud to have many of my staff and clients with me over my 20+ years in dentistry. Along with Dr. Fred Erbiceanu, and Dr. Boland I would be happy to have you join us on our continued journey to dental care and health.