As a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics, my goal is to bring together the art, science, and clinical skills of an experienced Prosthodontist, to provide patients with the highest standard of dental care. While my practice focuses on aesthetic, restorative, and implant dentistry, we are proud to also provide the highest level of general dentistry services to our patients and their families.
I am proud to say that my profession is my passion, and my vision puts the patient at the center, with the goal of providing superior dental care in a unique and nurturing atmosphere.
The motto of our practice, “Experience Excellence,” is integral to all we do. Our experienced team and I are always aiming for perfection in patient experience and care.
Education and Experience
I have had the privilege to practice dentistry since 1991 (I cannot believe it’s been over 30 years).
I am a graduate of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel. I received my Certificate in Prosthodontics at the Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in 1999; there I also completed a fellowship in implants and aesthetics, and a Master of Science degree.
As a former Full Professor with Tenure and former Director of the Graduate Prosthodontics Program, and currently as an Affiliate Professor of Restorative Dentistry, it has been an honor to teach for many years at the University of Washington School of Dentistry. My research is mainly clinical and focuses on aesthetics and metal-free restorations, implants, and computer-assisted design/computer-assisted manufacturing (CAD/CAM) dental technology.
Having given more than 500 presentations and continuing dental education courses, I have been privileged to lecture both nationally and internationally (on six continents) on aesthetic and implant dentistry and CAD/CAM dental technology.
In 2015, I was honored to publish the textbook, “Soft Tissue Management: The Restorative Perspective – Putting Concepts into Practice.” Published by the prestigious Quintessence Publishing, it has been translated into multiple languages.
In 2019, I had the distinguished honor to serve as the 68th President of the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics.
- Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists
- Fellow of the International College of Dentists
- Past President and Member of the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics
- Member of the Academy of Osseointegration
- Member of the American Dental Association
- Member of the Washington State Dental Association
- Member of the Snohomish County Dental Association
- Member of the Seattle Study Club
I am proud of my two college kids: daughter Daphne, who is at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and son Tal, who is at the University of Washington. I enjoy spending my weekends with my wonderful wife, Dana, who is a Law School Professor at the University of Washington, my high school daughter, Maya (I am proud of her, too!), and our dog, Kobe. Together, we enjoy traveling, hiking, photography, music, and cooking.