Dr. Robert Grove was born and raised in San Diego and moved to San Francisco in 1987 to attend the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry. After graduating in 1990, he returned to San Diego and worked in private general practice before joining the Public Health Service and moving to Bethel, Alaska in 1993. Rural Alaska was a wonderful experience, one that offered exciting challenges such as providing dental care to remote villages accessible only by small bush planes or snow machines. In 1998, Dr. Grove entered the New York University School of Dentistry's postgraduate program in Endodontics; he completed the program in 2000 and was offered a position teaching part-time in the same program the following term. Until he moved back to California in the fall of 2004, Dr. Grove worked as an associate in the practice of a nationally recognized endodontist in New Jersey, while continuing to teach one day a week at NYU.
My wife, Faith and I were both born and raised in California. We met in San Francisco in 1988 and were married in 1992. After exploring the country, living in San Diego for 3 years, rural Alaska for 5 years and Westchester County, New York (just outside of Manhattan) for 6 years, we decided we wanted to plant our roots back in northern California, near family, surrounded by the beauty of wine country and in an area where we could to take advantage of a more outdoors oriented lifestyle. Quality of life is very important to us. In my time off I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, traveling, skiing and playing tennis.