For nearly 15 years, Dr. Ray has been blessed to work alongside his amazing wife, Dr. Natalie, and serve patients in a profession that he truly loves! He is also a firm believer that dentists need to grow with the field over time, which is why he regularly furthers his education through state-of-the-art training and takes the time to ensure that his patients are receiving the most advanced and thorough care possible. Interested in learning more about him? Just keep reading below.
Some of Dr. Ray’s earliest memories in life are of wanting to become a doctor just like his father. His parents have always been a guiding force in his life, and he went through every stage of school simply KNOWING that he was going to be a physician someday. However, after completing his pre-requisite courses in college and starting his medical school application, he finally had to admit to himself that the career didn’t feel like his true calling in life.
Dr. Ray was very nervous to tell his parents about his change of heart, but his dad was actually happy to hear it and told him that he didn’t want him to be a physician unless it was something he truly wanted. After deciding to change course, he spoke with a dentist back home who inspired him to look into oral healthcare instead. What he found was a profession that called to the parts of him that held so much curiosity in physics, art, engineering, chemistry, and biology! Working in dentistry would allow him to care for patients in the way that he hoped someone would care for him and his family in turn, and all these years later, he still feels absolutely certain that this job is what he’s meant to be doing.
Dr. Ray completed both his undergraduate degree and his dental doctorate at Creighton University. Following graduation, he took additional courses at the prestigious Spear Center in Scottsdale, AZ. He also trained through Dental Implant Seminars and with CEREC Doctors. Today, he is a designated trainer for Patterson Dental and Sirona regarding CEREC technology and procedures! He teaches other dentists how to properly use the chairside software, hardware, and clinical instruction to create amazing restorative solutions for patients in need.