My goal is to treat patients as I would want to be treated. I want them to enjoy coming to the office, and when they leave, I want them to feel they can trust us with their friends and family as well. I really enjoy helping people achieve the smile they have always wanted. When they leave my office happy and smiling, I know I have achieved my goal.
Education and Continuing Education
Before becoming a dentist, I attended Indiana University School of Dentistry, where I earned my Doctorate of Dental Surgery.
The learning process never ends, especially in dentistry! There are always so many new techniques and treatment methods being developed. Every year, I take many hours of continuing education in order to provide my patients with the best care and most up-to-date methods for treatment. I am also an active member of the American Dental Association, the Illinois District Dental Society, and the Illinois State Dental Society.
Outside the Office
I grew up in Gibson City, IL, and now live in Champaign with my wife, Dr. Nikkole Patterson, our daughters, Henley and Harper , and our dog, Pee Wee. I have a true passion for sports. In addition to participating in CrossFit, golf, and softball, I am also a huge Illini, Bears, and Cubs fan. My secret love is soccer and whenever I can, I watch the U.S. soccer teams and English Premier League.
I am also active in the Champaign community. Smile Healthy is a local non-profit organization that my wife and I work with. One day a month, we see children at Presence Hospital who have severe dental needs and need to be treated under general sedation in a hospital setting.