For the past 45 years, I have had the great pleasure of helping my patients understand the relationship between their general health and well-being and the health and appearance of their smile. I am fulfilled and have extreme gratitude to my patients for giving me the opportunity to fill their dental needs and goals. This has allowed me to get to know a wonderful group of diverse people, without whom my life would not be nearly as interesting.
Education and Experience
I attended Northern Colorado University and the University of Minnesota where I earned my Bachelor of Science in 1964. I completed my Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the University of Minnesota in 1966. I opened my private practice in Minot in 1968, after serving two years in the US Army Dental Corps, and one year in Vietnam. I have been proudly serving this community since then.
I participate in ongoing continuing education to stay current on the newest and best treatment materials and methods. This enables me to provide the most up-to-date, modern dentistry for my patients. I have taken courses and participated in seminars through numerous organizations, including the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, North Dakota Dental Association, Dawson Seminars, Pankey Seminars, Spear Education, and the Two-Bit Study Club. I was recently elected into the International College of Dentists.
Outside the Office
I currently live in Mohall on my family’s farm after raising my family in Minot. My wife Linda is an associate dean and associate professor at Concordia College School of Business in Moorhead, Minnesota. We have three grown and married children — Sarah, Ben, and Chrissie — who have blessed us with six grandchildren. When I have free time I enjoy reading, gardening, cooking, hunting, and visiting with our kids and grandkids.
In the Community
I have been involved with many local and regional community groups over the years, including the Minot Elks Lodge, Ducks Unlimited, Mouse River Loop Pheasants, American Legion, VFW, and the Methodist Church.