I enjoy coming to work every day because I believe I am making a difference in people's lives. The interactions I have with so many different people from so many different backgrounds and cultures makes each day unique and fulfilling. It is rewarding to see a patient’s reaction when their treatment is complete or when I treat a person with facial pain, relieving them of discomfort and letting them return to a life without pain. It has truly been a pleasure to positively affect the lives of those around me.

Education and Continuing Education

Because of a strong interest in facial pain disorders, oral medicine, and sedation, I completed several fellowship and continuing education courses, including diagnosis and management of TMJ disorders, IV sedation, and oral pathology, as well as dental sleep medicine.

Professional Affiliations

Outside the Office

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I was born and raised in Mexico City, Mexico, and moved with my wife, Julie, to the U.S. in 1995. I love to be with Julie and our two children, Tania and Ethan. Family and community are important aspects of my life. My wife and I devote much of our time to attending our children’s different sporting activities at school, as well as spending time with relatives abroad. When I find any additional leisure time, I enjoy traveling, running, swimming, playing with my dog Buche and playing the drums.