Creating A New Dental Experience
I am passionate about dentistry. From initially meeting a patient to the end of treatment, I want that person to know I am here for them. I want to help, to answer their questions, and be their partner in achieving their oral health goals.
Each patient receives our full attention during their visits: they deserve nothing less. This sets our practice apart from many others. My staff and I actively listen in order to understand a person’s dental needs and dreams, then work hard to get them to the finish line with a healthy, happy smile.
My work is exciting because of the variety of people I meet and each person’s unique care requirements. Every day is a different experience, with new patients, new challenges, and new conversations. The conversations are particularly rewarding. I’m a people-person and enjoy getting to sit down and talk with each person.
Education and Continuing Education
- Undergraduate degree in Chemistry, Indiana University in Bloomington
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery, Indiana University School of Dentistry
I’m constantly seeking to further my skills and knowledge of dentistry. I want my patients to receive the best care; that requires me to constantly improve myself. By pursuing continuing education courses, I’m able to stay at the leading-edge of changes in the profession. Technological advances and new approaches to treatment mean more options for my patients, an improved care experience, and the best results.
Some of my recent continuing education has included a dental implant mentorship program at the WhiteCap Institute in Utah, along with classes in 3-D cone beam X-rays and cosmetic dentistry.
- American Dental Association
- Academy of General Dentistry
- Indiana Dental Association
- Indianapolis District Dental Society
- Economic Club of Indiana
In the Community
I provide volunteer dental care through the Mission of Mercy and several international dental programs. Giving back to the community is a very rewarding experience. I’ve been blessed to use my skills to help people in need.
I was born and raised in the Southside Indianapolis area and graduated from Roncalli High School. I love being part of the Indiana community. My family is originally from Colombia, hence my Spanish name.
My wonderful wife and I met in high school and have been together ever since. We’ve been happily married for more than four years, have two young daughters, and live in Greenwood. We are dog lovers and share our home with two Boxers.
When I’m not working or studying, my priority is time with my family. I love being outdoors, whether I’m hiking in our state parks or enjoying a leisurely stroll with my wife and daughters. I’m also an auto enthusiast and love watching Formula 1 and IndyCar races.