I treat every patient with respect and compassion, and genuinely care about your health and well-being. As a dentist, I not only get the chance to connect with my patients and care for their oral health needs, but I can also improve their lives and really make a difference.
My practice philosophy is all about trust and providing a safe and comfortable environment. I know that coming to the dentist can be a stressful experience for some people, so I do everything possible to make each visit stress-free and comfortable.
Education and Experience
I was born in Trujillo, a northern coastal city of Peru. I immigrated to the United States shortly after graduating from high school. I enrolled at Florida International University, in the colorful and vibrant city of Miami, where I graduated with a degree in biology.
I continued my professional career by attending dental school at Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine in Alton. This school made me the dentist that I am today. There I learned to give my best and pursue excellence. This positive experience was enhanced by many devoted teachers, hardworking staff, and sincere friends. It is also during this time that I met my wonderful and loving wife, Trischa.
After graduating from dental school, I enrolled and completed a residency in advanced education in general dentistry at SIU-SDM. This residency exposed me to the challenges of complex dentistry and full-mouth rehabilitation.
My Focus on Continuing Excellence
After finishing my AEGD residency, I completed a one-year fellowship in implant dentistry. This program provided me with the skills to place and restore dental implants surgically, and gave me the opportunity to treat simple as well as complex implant cases, which solidified my restorative and surgical knowledge.
I have devoted my professional career to all aspects of general dentistry, with a special interest in implant and cosmetic dentistry. I have kept and will continue to stay abreast of the latest developments in dentistry by attending continuing education seminars. I promise we will do our best and everyone will be treated with kindness, respect, and professionalism.
Dr. Trischa and I moved to the Monterey Peninsula in December 2010 and have been serving the community since. Our practice provides excellent customer service and outstanding dentistry. Our team is composed of caring and professional individuals who enhance our commitment and strengthens our vision.
Outside the Office
I am lucky to share all aspects of my life with my wife Trischa. I have an incredible son and adventure partner, Erick, as well as a dog Louie.
In my free time, you will find me enjoying the ocean and waves of this beautiful peninsula. Waking up early and feeling the cold air while watching the sunrise before a surf session is the best way to start the day. We truly enjoy the outdoors and have found the perfect place to call home.