On Being a Dentist
My goal is to always provide excellence in dental care, while also building self-esteem in every patient. I strive to be a superior and caring dentist, who generously gives back to my local and global community.
I have always been a fighter and survivor. As the ninth child of eleven, I grew-up in a Birmingham community called “The Bottom.” As you can imagine by its name, The Bottom was not the most ideal place to live, but the families in our community never let their circumstances deter them. Neither did I.
I am a product of Birmingham City Schools. I also attend the University of Alabama Dental School in Birmingham. After graduation, I built my practice a block from my childhood home to give back to the community that helped me develop into the man that I am today. Everyday I endeavor to exemplify what it is to be a servant leader in the community.
In additon to the patients who have trusted their oral health to me, I also provide comprehensive dental care for veterans and military services members through programs deveolped by the government to give them optimal care. I also coordinate medical missions overseas, to Ghana, Venezuela, Liberia, and Haiti.
My Education and Commitment to Continuing Education
I was awarded my Doctorate of Dental Medicine (DMD) from the University of Alabama Dental School. Each year I pursue continuing education (CE), to stay updated on the latest trends and developments in dentistry. This ensures I am best able to serve my patients with the safest, most comfortable, and most effective care. I attend local, regional, and national dental meetings and seminars, and stay current with the latest research findings.
Additionally, I serve as a member of the State of Alabama Dental Board
- American Dental Association
- National Dental Association
- Academy of General Dentists
- Academy of Cosmetic Dentists
- Academy of International Dentists
- Alpha Phi Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
- Beta Kappa Boule Chapter of the Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
I’m a Birmingham native and am married to my soul mate, Diann. I’m the proud father of six children: Jasmine, Adolphus, Justin, Charity, Julian, and Joy Rosa. Spending quality time with my family is my priority when I’m not in the office. I also love dancing and traveling, and am active within my church.
I’m very involved with my local community, as well caring for people nationally and internationally. I believe I have a spiritual obligation to improve the lives of the less fortunate and be a positive influence for those who I meet.