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  • Residency, Dental Anesthesiology, Lutheran Medical Center, New York, 2011-2013

  • Fellowship, Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, Kings County Hospital Center, New York, 2004-2005

  • DDS, University of Oklahoma, College of Dentistry, 2000-2004

  • BA, University of Colorado, 1997-2000


  • Completed a two-year CODA accredited dental anesthesia residency.

  • Trained in all modalities of both hospital and mobile Office Based Anesthesia and IV sedation.

  • General anesthesia (Inhalational /TIVA) in hospital ORs for general and dental surgery for ASA I-VI adults, children, and infants including management of anesthesia for acute trauma.

  • Airway management to include awake/ asleep fiberoptic intubation; nasal intubation, video laryngoscopy, and intubation and airway management.

  • Passed American Dental Board of Anesthesiology written examination. Applied for oral examination.

Clinical Anesthesia Rotations:

  • Southwestern Dental Anesthesia Services: Anesthesiology, Arizona; 2 mos.

  • Helen Hayes Hospital: Dental Anesthesia for Special Needs, New York; 2 mos.

  • Lutheran Medical Center: Anesthesiology, New York; 20 mos

Oral Surgery and Dentistry:

  • Nine years of experience extracting full bony impacted wisdom teeth.

  • Advanced surgical experience: pre-prosthetic surgery, biopsies, bone augmentation and guided tissue regeneration, tori excision, gingivoplasty, implants.

  • Endodontics: molars, obturation, Thermofill, post and core.

  • Management and treatment of patients with special needs and patients under sedation.

Presentations and Awards:

  • 2013 Research Awards Competition for Lutheran Medical Center- 1st place

  • Memory of Pain During Extraction of Wisdom Teeth Using Single and Multiple Sublingual Doses of 0.5mg Triazolam and Nitrous Oxide in Healthy Patients


  • Oklahoma Dental License

  • Colorado Dental License

  • New York Dental License

  • DEA



  • American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists

  • American Dental Society

  • Oklahoma Dental Society

  • Tulsa Dental Society

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