I grew up in Cairo, Egypt, watching my uncle practice dentistry. Seeing how he helped people and seeing how he was appreciated by those he cared for, inspired my interest in the field.
After completing my BDS at the Faculty of Dentistry, Cairo University, I furthered my studies at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. My Doctorate of Dental Medicine (DMD) was awarded in 1999.
American Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
Having practiced dentistry for over 30 years, I still start each day looking forward to what’s to come: meeting new people and working to establish relationships, strengthening connections with established patients, and helping each person to the best of my ability.
It gives me great satisfaction when I restore or replace teeth effectively and beautifully. Whether with crowns or veneers I can improve a person’s appearance and self-esteem. I equally enjoy restoring and replacing teeth with dental implants, which give a person improved function and aesthetics. My overall goal is to keep those teeth or restorations working for many years, and that requires my patient to actively care for their oral health.
My clinical staff and I devote significant time to educating those in our care. When a person understands why they need to take care of their dental health, and how to keep the oral cavity in optimal condition, they can enjoy a healthier life.
This requires developing a trusting relationship with our patient. They must be confident we have their best interests at heart and genuinely care about their wellbeing, and they need to feel safe in our hands. By investing time in getting to know our patients – their interests, experiences, activities, families – we are able to better understand how to help patients on an individual level.
These connections are core to the practice, my staff, and my own approach to dentistry. Beyond the strength of the individualized treatment plans and care we provide, we also have relationships with those we treat. Those relationships that mean the world to all of us!
Continual Improvement and Professional Affiliations
Oral healthcare is a constantly advancing field, with research leading to technological innovation and changes in technique. Through ongoing continuing education, I stay current with the latest developments in general dentistry, as well as specialized practices.
In addition to a Fellowship in the International Congress of Oral Implantology, I am a member of the American, Florida, and West Coast dental associations and the Pinnacle Study Club. Through these organizations I take courses, attend meetings, and study the latest literature.
Every year I take numerous courses through Spear Education to master full restorative and anterior cases. I have also completed many dental implant continuums through Implant Educators, Implant Seminars, the Misch Implant Institute, and the Pikos Institute. Performing dental implant surgery and restorations efficiently, and delivering ideal results, is of great benefit to my patients.
Along with my dedication to continual professional improvement, I devote time to helping the underserved in our community. It is an honor to volunteer through the Good Samaritan Clinic of Pasco County, along with other free clinics in the area.
Beyond the Office
A native of Cairo, Egypt, I have lived in Florida for over 25 years. Bobbie, my wife, is an accountant and the practice Business Manager. I also have three grown children: a daughter and two sons. Two are attorneys and one is a mechanical engineer. Bobbie and I also have two cats.
Time with family and friends is my greatest personal joy. I like being on the water, too, and enjoy fishing, boating, and kayaking. I also like sports and staying fit and healthy at the gym.