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visit
Let's hear your origin story.
I grew up in Effingham, Illinois, and went to Indiana University.
I wanted to be an MD and took a job at a hospital; I shadowed with
my childhood pediatrician and dentist. Suddenly the idea of dentistry
became much more appealing. I enjoyed working on bicycles, so
dentistry also appealed to my mechanical nature.
I also worked part time as a custodian at the community college
in Effingham, where I would see equations on the wall, and just finish
them. (No, wait-that's Good Will Hunting. But the rest is true.)
You have one of the more unique practices out there.
You only have two chairs! (Which explains your Townie name,
"2 Chairz.") How is your practice laid out?
We have a couple of locations, and they all have two chairs!
Literally. If I use a third chair, I feel guilty. Our layout is simple:
desk in the front and patients in the back. Our operatories are large
and have doors that close, which is important for the privacy of
denture patients. Our main location is the largest and it contains
our central lab, where we fabricate the dentures for all our offices.
You're sort of a denture demigod in dentistry. You have
your own lab, lecture on the topic and, overall, gear your
practice on providing great prosthodontics. Why?
Definitely not a demigod! Dentures happened to me largely
by accident: My first job out of dental school was for a doctor in
Durango, Colorado, who did same-day, inexpensive dentures. I
really didn't enjoy working at that office-it was awful, but the
money was wonderful. When I decided to buy, I looked for a
bread-and-butter-style practice to purchase on the Front Range of

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