I am an Assistant Professor of Dentistry and Oral Surgery at the Department of Surgical and Radiological Sciences. I completed the residency training program in Dentistry and Oral Surgery at the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, University of California - Davis. I am a Diplomate of the American and European Veterinary Dental Colleges. I completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Department of Biomedical Engineering, working on bioengineered fibrocartilage spectrums such as the TMJ and their surgical applications. I have a deep interest in TMJ research in animals and man and have conducted multiple studies on the TMJ in marine and terrestrial mammals.