Helping People Smile, One Person at a Time
My profession is my life. I love what I do: I love helping people smile and making a lasting difference in their life. Nothing is better than when a patient comes and thanks me for changing their life for the better. Whether I’ve improved their smile, restored function so they can chew comfortably, or relieved their pain, their life is now happier.
I love helping people get their smiles back. It’s rewarding to see a person smiling after a root canal. They may have been crying from pain an hour ago and now that pain is gone. It’s just as rewarding to see the difference cosmetic work does for a person’s confidence. I am honored to be able to help people in this way.
I’ve been practicing dentistry since 2001. My dad was my biggest inspiration. He was a dentist back in Moldova. As a child, I remember walking through the streets with him. Random people would come up and thank him for getting them out of pain. As far back as I can remember, I wanted to be a dentist. I can’t think of anything more fulfilling!
My Team and Our Office
I love working with my team. They are like family and truly care about each other and our patients. They will do whatever it takes to make patients feel welcomed, cared for, and supported. We care about each person’s wellbeing and strive to make each visit a positive experience. We’re here to help!
Education and Continuing Education
My undergraduate degree was obtained at Pace University. I then attended the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, where I was awarded my Doctorate of Dental Surgery.
Throughout the year, my team and I attend continuing education, through meetings, lectures, and seminars. We want to deliver leading-edge treatments, using the best technology, and continuing education makes that possible.
I lived in Moldova until I was 13. In 1989, my parents decided to come to the United States to give my brother and me the opportunity of a better future. They wanted to live in the greatest country in the world. I can’t see myself living anywhere else.
My wife is also my office manager and works with me at both offices. We have three amazing kids: two daughters and son. We also have a dog, CoCo, who’s a poodle and Shih Tzu mix. She’s the friendliest dog you’ll ever meet.
When I’m not caring for patients, I love spending time with my wife, kids, and close family. I love gardening and growing my own fruits and vegetables, too.