- Creighton University School of Dentistry
- Member of the American Dental Association
- Member of the Academy of General Dentistry
- Member of The American Society of Implant & Reconstructive Dentistry (ASIRD)
- Crown Council Member
How did you arrive at working for this business? What path brought you here?
I have been working closely with Dr Brian for the past two years at OnCall Dental. I was fortunate to launch their first office in Glendale and 6 months later we opened a second location in Tempe. As I worked more with the Harris Dental team I found that we both shared a common passion for dentistry and I am happy to now be full time with Harris Dental.
Did you always know that you wanted to be a Dentist? Why/How?
Yes and no. I grew up around dentistry and even spent summers working at local dental labs. I have always enjoyed dentistry but I wanted to find something that would let me work with my hands and create things while also serving other people. All paths kept leading me back to dentistry and I finally saw that dentistry is my perfect fit.
What are you most passionate about professionally? What most excites you about your work & the contribution you can make?
Obviously I love the clinical side and the details of dentistry, but the most important and rewarding part is interacting with patients. It’s a pretty cool transformation to see someone who may be nervous and guarded about going to the dentist and then help them feel comfortable and confident about their smile.
What are you passionate about personally? What do you really enjoy?
I love being a dad! It is so rewarding to watch them learn and grow through each stage. There never seems to be a dull moment when you have kids. We spend a lot of time outdoors, playing sports, and we love going to the lake.
How do you want to be remembered?
I want to be remembered as someone who genuinely cared for others.
What song always makes you happy when you hear it?
Any song by The Format. When my wife and I started dating in high school we would always listen to this local band.
What is the wallpaper on your cellphone?
A family photo.
What are your nicknames?
Bid or Bidwell. Long story, but it started as a mispronunciation of my last name and then stuck for years. Even my high school teachers and coaches called me Bid.
Who do you admire the most? Why?
I have so much respect for my parents. I admire my mother for the strength she has to do what’s right, she will do anything for her friends and family. I admire my father for the way he treats other people, he is so approachable and understanding.