I love the practice of Dentistry and it has been a lifelong passion. In my High School senior yearbook I wrote, “University of Florida College of Dentistry”. I desired a career in healthcare, working with my hands, and improving people’s lives. I was introduced to the field of dentistry by my uncle. He showed me that I could do all of this and have time for a family. What I did not realize then and drives me now are all the fantastic patients that become long term friends and the continual advancements in dentistry that allows me to improve their quality of life.
I had the honor of serving in the United States Navy, Dental Corps. While completing a hospital dental residency I cared for Marines, and then deployed world-wide with the Seabees during Operation Enduring Freedom 2. Completing my active duty I returned home to the Tampa Bay area.
I feel most fortunate to practice with a group of ethical, like-minded, compassionate, and dedicated professionals committed to the highest quality patient care. This commitment has been recognized by our community. Our practice has been awarded the Bradenton Herald People’s Choice award eleven times. Patients immediately recognize the friendly atmosphere of our office with laughter coming from all parts of the practice. I invite you to come be a part of our dental family!
- United States Navy - General Practice Residency
- University of Florida College of Dentistry - Doctorate of Dental Medicine
- University of Florida College of Agriculture: Bachelor of Science: Nutritional Science and Microbiology and Minor: Chemistry
Continuing Education and Professional Affiliations
Continuing Education is one of the pillars of my philosophy. It allows me to improve my skills, techniques, and use of new materials. It also provides a forum to gain wisdom from my peers and camaraderie. I have lectured to dentists and physicians concerning topics of mutual interest. I am a member of numerous dental organizations through which I have gained education and held leadership positions.
- Manatee Dental Society - past President
- Pierre Fauchard Dental Honor Society
- Academy of General Dentistry
- Florida Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry - past Cosmetic Smile Gallery winner
- American Dental Association
- Florida Dental Association
- West Coast District Dental Association
- American Academy of Facial Esthetics
- Lieutenant Commander United States Navy Dental Corp
Outside the Office
I am a first generation American of Hungarian decent. I was born in Milwaukee, WI, and raised in the Tampa Bay area since the age of four. I have known my beautiful wife, Angela, since the seventh grade, however we did not date until I was a Navy officer. She will tell you the Navy made me a man, but I will always be a kid at heart. We are the proud parents of Austin, born 2007 and Ava, born 2010. As a family we enjoy the outdoors, reading, dancing, yoga, and spending time with extended family and friends.
Community service is an important part of giving back to society. I am proud to participate in the Give Kids a Smile program. Our practice is a proud supporter of the nationally awarded Manatee Chamber of Commerce, of which I am a member of the Leadership Manatee Alumni Association and the Manatee Young Professionals. I am a past member of the Board of Directors for the American Cancer Society, Manatee County Chapter. Being an Eagle Scout, I am hoping to guide my son towards the Boy Scouts of America, and eventually hold a leadership position.
To practice dentistry is a great privilege. Comprehensive dental care involves a person healing physically, esthetically, and psychologically. That process is unique to every individual and to guide each person and share in their healing process provides me with enormous personal satisfaction. It is an everyday reminder that my team and I are helping make the world happier one person at a time.