I have the opportunity to help people feel better, look better, and be healthier in a very personal way. It may be as simple as restoring a chipped tooth to its original condition, or as complex as a full mouth reconstruction. Sometimes it is just helping a frightened child feel comfortable enough to laugh and joke with me during a procedure.
I was born in Longbeach, CA and grew up in San Diego. I did my undergraduate work at the University of Southern California. At USC, I concentrated on courses that would prepare me for dental school, but also really enjoyed playing trombone in the USC marching band. From USC, I went to dental school at the University of California at San Francisco, and then came to Columbus for an Advanced General Dentistry residency at Ohio State.
Over the next several years, I worked at four different dental offices in the Columbus area, which gave me the chance to determine what style of dental practice was the best fit for me. I decided to start my own practice in Delaware, Ohio because I strongly value the community here, and was presented with a wonderful opportunity by Dr. Larry Dixon, a local dentist who was retiring after 35 years. This opportunity allowed me to establish my own patient-centered practice, where I’ve taken care of patients for the last 22 years.
I am married to Vicki DiLillo, who teaches psychology at Ohio Wesleyan. We have one son, Ben, who attends Dempsey Middle School. We like traveling and spending time outdoors as a family, taking advantage of all Delaware County has to offer. Vicki and I particularly enjoy watching Ben and his teammates play soccer for the Delaware Knights. I feel very fortunate to serve and be a part of this vibrant community.