Graduated from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry.
Received postgraduate certificates in prosthodontics and oral implantology as well as a Master of Dental Science degree from the University of Pittsburgh.
Acted as Co-Director of the University of Pittsburgh Oral Implantology Center until he entered specialty training in oral and maxillofacial surgery.
Completed this residency in 1999 and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery as well as Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology.
Currently practices as a dual specialist in Sarasota, Florida.
Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Florida and University of Alabama in the periodontics and prosthodontics departments.
Member of the editorial boards of International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants, International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry, Implant Dentistry and the Journal of Oral Implantology.
Authored over 45 publications including 14 textbook chapters.
Lectures extensively on the topics of reconstructive surgery, bone grafting, implant surgery and prosthodontics and has been designated as a “Leader in Continuing Education” by Dentistry Today.