Dr. Wadkins Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)
Dr. Wadkins completed undergraduate training as an engineer (BSEE) at the University of Idaho. He has extensive hardware and computer architecture design experience with IBM, along with some programming (C++). He also spent 4 years as an IBM Development Manager, working on large hardware and software projects. He then completed his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree at the University of Minnesota. His post doctoral training includes many small detail courses, along with the specialty areas of patient sedation (Mn License CS048) and graduation from the Misch Implant Institute. Dr. Wadkins is one of very few doctors in the world who can both surgically place implants, restore them, and provide advanced surgical skills such as bone grafting. More and more, it is obvious that the extensive engineering experience is invaluable in dental implant and restorative procedures.
Outside of dentistry, Dr. Wadkins has extensive interests, including amateur radio (WB7NRX), property management (rental properties), scuba diving, and flying (commercial and instrument ratings) with 1000's of hours in high performance Mooney’s. He continues to referee over 100 soccer games per year, with a few professional level games to his credit (not MLS).
Dr. Wadkins has been married 35 years to Pat (BSChE) who has spent her career working on the highest of high tech (currently 12+ TB devices and PB systems - Petabytes!!), disk drives with IBM and Western Digital. She also holds an active Minnesota real estate brokers license and enjoys cooking, scuba diving, bike riding, and gardening (flowers!). They have two sons, Thomas who is an Architect in Seattle and David who is finishing graduate school in BioEngineering at the University of Iowa.