I am passionate about being a part of a field that restores, maintains, and promotes the oral health of children.
I am so fortunate to affect my patients’ lives by using my knowledge and skills to maintain and restore optimum oral health, alleviate any pain or discomfort, and establish a positive relationship with their dental provider at an early age. This, I believe, goes a long way in eliminating future dental phobias and allowing them to have a positive outlook on their oral health.
Working with so many unique people everyday enriches my life, since everyone has a different perspective to offer. I learn from everyone around me on a daily basis! I love getting to know and interacting with my patients and providing a friendly, positive, and fun dental experience for their visits.
Education and Continuing Education
- B.S. in Biology, B.A. in Asian Studies – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery – University of North Carolina School of Dentistry
- M.S. in Oral Sciences, Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry – University of Illinois at Chicago
Being a part of this profession means that I have the knowledge, skills, and ability to make a difference in the oral health of the youngest members of our community. As a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, as well as local dental societies, I continue my education to stay up to date on techniques, materials, and procedures. It allows me to deliver the most current, evidence-based dental care to my patients to enable the most successful outcome possible.
Outside the Office
Originally from Boone, North Carolina, I currently reside in Saint Paul with my husband Charlie and our cat George. During my free time, I enjoy spending time with Charlie and our friends, traveling, being outdoors, trying new restaurants, and exploring all the Twin Cities has to offer.