Dr. Mike has always loved working with children. As an undergraduate at the University of Virginia, Dr. Mike worked as a Spanish-English Interpreter at the Pediatric Department of UVa Hospital. He then decided to focus on Oral Health, and was accepted to the University of California at San Francisco School of Dentistry. Nurturing his love of learning, Dr. Mike decided to continue his education with a residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry with Lutheran Medical in Hawaii. Dr. Mike was then accepted to Jacobi Medical Center for a second residency program, specializing in caring for pediatric patients with a focus on hospital dentistry. Following his residency program, Dr. Mike successfully completed his qualifying exams for the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, and is pending Board Certification. Dr. Mike remains very active in the dental community and is an active member of the American Dental Association, and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Mike is amateur musician, and can often be found playing the Ukulele and singing for his patients! He also attended clown school as a child, and if music fails to coax a smile, you just might catch him juggling toothbrushes.
Dr. Mike has lived in Spain, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic, is certified fluent in Spanish with The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, and is passionate about providing access to care for Spanish-speaking children.
Se habla español, y le encanta tratar a las familias hispanoparlantes.