He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and went on to the University of Detroit Mercy for dental school. Before joining the team he was a Captain in the United States Air Force Dental Corps.
We asked Dr. Rogers a few questions so you can get to know him a little better!
What led you to seek a career in dentistry?
“I knew early on in high school that I wanted to go into healthcare and help people pursue healthy and happy lives. I had fantastic experiences with my dentist and orthodontist growing up. They were great clinicians, but they were even better at reaching out and making sure their patients were informed of their options, comfortable with their decisions, and left the office feeling satisfied with their care. Dentistry drew me in because it offers a unique opportunity to blend caring for patients and connecting with people.”
What is an achievement of yours in dentistry?
“Selected for the United States Air Force Health Professions Scholarship Program in Dentistry in 2011. Graduated from University of Detroit-Mercy School of Dentistry in 2015 and commissioned as a Captain in the United States Air Force Dental Corps. Completed Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency program in 2016. Deployed for 30 days to Aguadilla, Puerto Rico to help provide humanitarian relief immediately following Hurricane Maria. Appointed Faculty of Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Postgraduate Dental College in 2018.”
What is your favorite part about working with patients?
“Helping patients gain the confidence they deserve through dentistry!!”
What volunteer work have you been a part of in the past?
“Mentored/tutored elementary through high school students during undergrad. Dental and oral cancer screening at Men’s Health Event at Ford Field in Detroit. Dentistry from the Heart.”
What other awesome and interesting things could you share about yourself?
“Graduated from the University of Michigan-Flint in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science degree. I’ve played hockey since I was 7 years old and tennis since I was 16. Christine and I enjoy travelling, enjoy hiking, kayaking, spending time with family and friends, and relaxing with our dog Steve. I’m a huge Detroit sports fan, especially the Red Wings.”