Service to Others
The greatest reward from my long career in dentistry has come from the privilege of being able to provide a valuable health service to those in need. Over the course of my career I have had the opportunity to work in a great variety of settings, from a U.S. Army clinic in Wurzburg, Germany, to private practice in Pittsburgh, to a Catholic Charities clinic, to many volunteer locations abroad in Latin America and Asia. I have worked with some of the poorest people in the world and found that the experience enriched my life and my career more than I ever could have imagined. It has helped me to appreciate the importance of the personal relationship between dentist and patient and the great value of trust in that relationship. The gratitude, appreciation, mutual respect and human bond that I experienced across cultures and socio-economic lines has made for an immensely fulfilling career in dentistry for me.
- Bachelor of Science- University of Pittsburgh
- Doctor of Dental Medicine- University of Pittsburgh
- Master of Liberal Arts- Duquesne University
- Master of Policy Studies- Duquesne University
I live in Franklin Park where my wife Carol and I raised our two now grown children, Michael and Nicole. In my spare time when I am not off in foreign countries I love to bike and run triathlons and marathons. I am an avid reader of science and world events.