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Hi I'm Scott

I'm an only son of an only son of an only son. I'm a father, a husband, a dentist, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a college town. Every spare minute during my entire teenage years was spent on a motocross bike. When I got my drivers license I added a cafe racer motorcycle to the mix. I must have really fallen for my wife because when we were married I accepted the agreement to lower my risks in life and give up motorcycles! We met at the university - She finished her master's degree while I was in dental school and supported us through that time. We have always had a great partnership helping each other reach our goals - both spiritual and temporal. I have two wonderful children. My son is in dental school and I can't wait to bring him into my practice. He married a wonderful woman and they have a daughter. I'm trying to teach her to say "granddad". I have an awesome daughter that graduated from Architecture school (I have always been enthralled with architecture and I get to live the dream vicariously through her). She loves her work and amazes me every time I talk to her about what she is working on - both career wise and in the church.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have received a witness of the truthfulness of his gospel. My father was an engineer. He taught me to be quite analytical. My science degree and dental school training taught me the "scientific method" and to be skeptical about everything. I live in a world where "prove it" is the key phrase when learning about anything new. For a little while I thought that was how I should approach my knowledge of the gospel. On my two year mission I saw miracles. I saw lives blessed all around me. I felt the hand of God with me through thick and thin. After I came home from the mission and was immersed in the world of scientific literature, I spent some time delving into proving different aspects of my religion. My faith was never shaken, but I realized that God's plan is to live on this earth by faith - not by a perfect knowledge of things. Faith is a pretty important thing - One of the great discussions on faith was by Joseph Smith. He conducted a series of lectures on faith and those lectures are compiled in a short but very inspiring book by the same name. I still remember reading those lectures and getting a glimpse of God's eternal plan for us. I am a Mormon because being a Mormon and living the gospel brings true Joy to my and my family's life.

How I live my faith

I strive to live my faith each day by following the example of Jesus Christ and trying to serve and honor others as He has asked us to do. I consider that I am representing the Lord by my actions every day - both at work and in my church service. It is my goal to be thought of as a person that can be completely trusted and relied upon.