David L. Carsten, DDS, MAGD, FACD, FADI. He holds a BS in Biochemistry from Washington State University, a DDS from the University of Washington, and a certificate in anesthesia form Lutheran Medical Center in New York City. He was recognized with the Award of Distinction in Continuing Education from the Academy of Dentistry International in 2005. He lectures and writes on many topics His particular interests are the science and psychology of empathy, nutrition, pharmacology, and perception. He serves patients in the Spiritual Care Department at Salmon Creek Legacy Hospital in Vancouver, Washington and maintains a private mobile anesthesia practice.