I would like to take a few minutes to tell you, not only who I am, and what inspired me to practice as a general dentist in Sonora, Ca.
Throughout my tenure as a dentist, I have worked to provide care that is compassionate, comprehensive, conservative and prevention-oriented. I developed a love for Sonora, Twain Harte and Groveland during my youth as I was raised just down the hill in Oakdale and spent many summers exploring the Sierra Nevadas with my dad.
I believe dentistry is a health profession first and foremost, and should be driven by research, and enhanced through improved technology. It is important to me that every patient receives only the quality care they need, and that they are comfortable with their care plan.
I love the natural world and growing up spent much of my free time in the mountains just up Highway 108. I have always had a deep appreciation for the outdoors and a passion for travel. In my free time I enjoy hiking and backpacking, am an avid cyclist, and a semi-professional landscape and travel photographer. You can see the product of my passion for photography on my other website www.dkwphotography.com. In all my travels, I have yet to find a setting as beautiful as our foothills.
I graduated from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in 2003 at the age of 23, so the fact that I still look look relatively young masks the fact that I have been practicing for some time now. After graduation from dental school I attended a one year post graduate residency program in Advanced General Dentistry Techniques at the United States Air Force Academy. As a member of the United States Air Force, I had the opportunity to practice on bases in both South Korea and Germany, and to travel to over 25 different countries in Asia, Africa and Europe.
It seemed only natural that after my travels and experience in the Air Force, that I would return to the area I grew up in. It is with great pleasure that my wife Annie, dog Dudley, and I now call Sonora home.
We provide thorough evaluations and treatment discussions that will make you feel comfortable with the treatments recommended and care provided. By focusing on prevention, accurate diagnosis, and high quality restorations our goal is to get you healthy, have you looking your best, and maintain a lifelong dental health. My post graduate training, experience, and continued pursuit of high level continuing education have afforded me the ability to provide many procedures such as root canals, extractions, dental implants, and complex dental reconstructions in our office without the need for outside referrals. When something does come up that should be referred to a specialist we work closely with our local and regional specialists to make sure you receive the best care.
You will find more detailed information about my practice philosophy on our treatment philosophy page., and of course you can always call and talk to us for more information.
Dr David Wetherington