Dr. Patterson decided to dedicate his life to pediatric dentistry. He has gone through extensive instruction in pediatrics and special needs dentistry including; oral surgery, orthodontics, medicine, hospital dentistry, special needs, sedation, trauma, growth, development, and behavior management. As a parent of 3 active young boys, he understands the unpredictability of raising children. For this reason, he tries to make himself available for those unexpected problems. His dental philosophy centers on creating a dental home where patients feel comfortable and confident that their needs can be met. Additionally, he believes strongly in a preventative and conservative approach to dental care. This approach helps patients and families develop a good attitude toward oral health care that lasts throughout life. He makes sure to answer every question in depth so that patients are educated on keeping their mouths healthy.