Born in 1943, I was blessed to have two truly wonderful parents. For the example they set and their loving and caring ways I shall be eternally grateful.
Growing up in a small town and raising chickens taught me a lot of things but like most of us I learned many of life’s lessons the hard way. I did manage to graduate from Mount Dora High School in 1961. I attended the University of South Florida and Florida State University. I graduated from the College of Dentistry at the University of Kentucky in 1968. (Kentucky was the first time I had ever seen snow.) The following year was spent in advanced training at Presbyterian St. Lukes Hospital in Chicago. (very cold!)
After many trials and errors I found the perfect mate and was successful in convincing her to marry me in 1973. We have one daughter (and one son-in-law) and four wonderful grandchildren. We are fortunate to be able to spend many enjoyable times with them.
My wife is an unbelievable artist and paints and teaches oil painting. I don’t golf or fish but I’m still basically a country boy, so I do enjoy the time at my cattle ranch in Lake County.
Now with almost 50 years of being a dentist, I am in the fortunate position of being able to do what I love and love what I do. I can focus on an area of dentistry that is technically very challenging and gives me a great deal of personal satisfaction when the final result is achieved: helping people with their denture problems.
It is very gratifying for me to be able to use my experience and knowledge to improve the health, comfort, function and appearance of others. I really enjoy seeing the big smiles and happy faces on so many people when they see and feel the final results. It is so great when some tell me it has changed their life.