Creating Beautiful, Life-Lasting Smiles
I am fortunate to be an orthodontist and a pediatric dentist. My dual specialty allows me to deeply understand a child’s growth and development. Hence, I am able to provide the best service for them.
Each patient has unique clinical, developmental, and emotional needs. My staff and I take time to listen to children and parents, learning what they require and how best to satisfy their desires. I appreciate these conversations and how they create a bond of trust and friendship. Patients understand that I care about them and their well being and will always involve them in their care.
As I design an individual’s treatment plan, whether I’m providing dental care or orthodontics, I have multiple concerns: how to make a lasting improvement to the person’s oral and overall health; how to best establish function and stability; how to give them a natural-looking and becoming smile; and how to make the process efficient, comfortable, and affordable.
I call on my more than 20 years of clinical experience, as well as rigorous and ongoing post-graduate education, in order to craft the ideal treatment approach. By combining an individual orientation with advanced techniques and technologies, I ensure each of my patients achieves their healthiest, most beautiful smile!
Education and Professional Activities
- Doctorate of Dental Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
- Master of Science in Orthodontics and Orthodontic Specialty, University of Kentucky
- Pediatric Dentistry Specialty, Medical College of Georgia
- Master in Public Health, University of Alabama
- Assistant Professor, Department of Orthodontics, University of California, San Francisco
- Assistant Professor, Department of Orthodontics, Oregon Health Sciences University
I seek out continuing education in order to keep up-to-date with the latest advancements in orthodontics and pediatric dentistry. These specialties are constantly evolving, with research leading to new methodologies and technological innovations. It is essential I stay at the forefront of this knowledge in order to provide the highest quality care to my patients.
I am an active member of the:
- American Association of Orthodontists
- American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
- American Dental Association
- Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
These organizations offer a range of opportunities for me to study and learn, both from the leaders in the specialties and from my peers. I attend the annual conferences and avidly read the latest journals and other publications.
Beyond the Office
In my free time, I enjoy playing all kinds of sports, especially basketball and tennis, and like watching the Seahawks play, of course. I also enjoy volunteering, providing a range of dental services to the underserved. In doing so, I help individuals lead healthier lives while also strengthening and giving back to a community that has given me so much.