Welcome to YurthWorks


As you may, or may not already know, I am a Dentist.
This page will give you a brief introduction to my background,
and the type of work I like to do in the clinc.

Here is a quick overview of my educational and working background:

Current Work Position

Lead Dentist  
for the Yakima Valley Farm Worker's Clinic in Grandview, WA, as well as
A.E.G.D. Residency Attending and Faculty Instructor for the Northwest Dental Residency program

This is a Federally qualified Health Clinic system and I am a provider in the in Grandview clinic,
which treats primarily low income, and the under served migrant patients in all aspects of comprehensive dentalcare.
This site is also a participating site in the Northwest Dental Residency program and I am a
mentor for the Grandview resident, and instructional faculty member giving clinical training, as well as lectures to the residents in their Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency

I started working here in July of 2014 - to - Current.

General Dentist treating inmates at the  Cheyenne Mountain Re-Entry Center (CMRC)                                This is a site contracted by the Colorado Department of Corrections (DOC)
This site is Community Education Center where D.O.C. inmates are sent for the last short section of their sentence in order to gain skills needed in the real world when they are released.
Here I am the only dentist for up to 400 D.O.C. inmates.
I have worked there from September 2013 - June 2014

Associate General Dentist at Castle Rock Dental Group                                        

                                                Mondays and Fridays
Here I do all types of general dentistry diagnosis and treatments.
We serve the general population from children to the geriatric in Castle Rock, Colorado.
I have worked there from July 2013 - June 2014

General Dentist treating inmates for:

El Paso County Sheriff’s DepartmentCriminal Justice Center (CJC)                                                 Under contract with Correctional Healthcare Companies                                                Wednesdays and Thursdays
Here I am the only dentist for up to 1600 inmates of all types being held by El Paso County, and I am responsible for all of their emergency dental care, and regular treatments.
I have worked there from May 2013 - June 2014

  I worked as a General Dentist at Jackson Creek Dental Care in Monument, Colorado
from July 2011- March 2013

I did a 1 year Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program in Central Washington State until June of 2011 where I treated Migrant Farm workers with extreme dental needs

  I attended the University of Michigan School of Dentistry and graduated with my D.D.S. in 2010

   I graduated from Utah State University in 2006
with a B.S. in "Interdisciplinary Studies - The Art of Science"
and a Minor in Chemistry

My previous career was as a Lead Photographer and Digital Artist
for the X-Box division of Microsoft on the original X-Box launch team.

Since I have so much experience behind a camera, I have decided to use my knowledge to help other people, including dental professionals learn Photography. I specialize in teaching people how to shoot good INTRA- & EXTRA_ORAL photographs.  

So I TEACH Continuing Education classes at dental conferences and for private practices.

I have taught many Dentists and their staff members about dental photography over the years.
I am presenting 2 workshop sessions at the Pacific Northwest Dental Conference in Bellevue, WA in June of 2016 for 3 hours each.
I posted some of the important points to remember from my long PowerPoint presentation as a PDF for people to pull down and review in order to better understand the fundamentals of how photography works.

The URL to the file is still posted if you would like to check it out:

Website Builder