I graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1990 with a B.S. in Biology. Upon graduating, I attended dental school at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston, where I graduated in 1994 with my Doctor in Medical Dentistry. After school, I was stationed at Fort Benning, GA where I served in the DENTAC (Dental Activity) as a dentist in the US Army from 1994 to 1997. After serving in the army, my family and I moved to Lyman, SC, and opened Grand Strand Dentistry in Conway near Carolina Forest and Myrtle Beach and have been practicing as a dentist for over 17 years.