I am excited to be here practicing as a dentist in Arvada CO. I have a had a varied and exciting career that has included a great deal of learning, teaching, and a focus on relationships with patients who are seeking excellent dental care. After living in several different places I settled on Arvada as the place I wanted to put down long, deep roots.
I spent many summers of my youth exploring the mountains with my dad, and the mountains still hold a special place for me. This love of the mountains is what brought be to the Colorado Front Range communities of Arvada and Westminster, and is the anchor for my love of Colorado. At an early age I came to love the science and art of health care and was drawn to dentistry.
Following graduation from dental school in 2003 I spent 5 years serving in the Air Force, where I was able to practice dentistry here in Colorado while I attended a residency in Advanced General Dentistry at the US Air Force Academy, as well as in South Korea and Germany. During this time I traveled to over 25 different countries, and saw many amazing places. I eventually settled into practice in California, started a family and focused on expanding my dental education. I am an avid student of dentistry, and travel around the country for many courses each year to study the current evidence and techniques from the best minds in dentistry. These studies have been instrumental in forming the philosophy of care that I hold dear.
I love traveling, yet after seeing much of the world, Colorado still held a special place in my heart, so this is where I eventually chose to settle. In my free time I enjoy cycling, skiing, reading and photography (see my photography at dkwphotography.com). When you come in to the office you will likely find some of my artwork hanging in the office.
I had the joy and honor of sharing my knowledge with the students at the CU School of Dental Medicine while holding a full time faculty position until going part time there to come to this practice. I continue to be involved in the education of the next generation of dentists but it is with great pleasure that I commit to serving the communities of Arvada and Westminster by providing excellent, patient focused dental care.