Dr. Adam as he is better known by his patients first became interested in dentistry while working on a cleft lip and palate research project at the University of the Pacific in San Francisco. He traveled to Guatemala taking blood samples and helping specially trained dentists and plastic surgeons make devices that aided in their surgery. Dr. Adam continued his interest in research and spent a busy year before dental school at Stanford University studying the maternal‐child relationship in multiple sclerosis. Combined with knocking out his own front teeth as a child he was magnetized to the power of a smile and the healthy childhood that is needed to keep one.
After graduating from dental school, Dr. Adam served four years as a dentist in the U.S. Army, including XO of the Fort Bragg DENTAC, and Brigade Dental Surgeon for the 82nd Airborne Division. He has advanced training in NAM (nasoalveolar moulding) therapy for cleft lip and palate infants, laser tongue-tie (frenectomy) procedures, and dental forensic identification.
In his spare time he is an avid open ocean sailor with his wife and two daughters, loves kayaking, kitesurfing, and playing the ukulele.