My Love of Dentistry
Dentistry is about compassion, creativity, and dedication to my patients' health. My primary goal as a dentist is to educate and provide the highest standard of quality and honest dental care to all patients.
I am exceptionally passionate about the cosmetic aspect of dentistry. I am most excited about the intangible rewards of personal satisfaction and fulfillment after orchestrating the progression of transforming someone's oral health to a more improved condition.
I love educating my patients and simplifying the information in a way that aids patients in not becoming overwhelmed with caring for the oral health. I take great pride in my work; nothing brings me greater satisfaction than seeing the exuded change in confidence and joy patients have after reaching their oral health goals.
I am one of those weird people who always liked going to my dentist. I wanted to share with others that going to the dentist doesn’t need to be all that bad. I want to provide a comfortable, relaxing, and enjoyable environment, which makes going to the dentist more pleasant than anticipated, and sometimes even fun!
Commitment to Education
I chose to pursue dentistry because I wanted to be able to help transform people's lives and contribute to my community by making them healthier places. I completed my BA at the University of Colorado at Boulder and continued on to Barry University for my Master of Science degree. I then attended Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC for my Doctorate of Dental Surgery.
Continuing my education is the best way to ensure that evidence-based dentistry is known, understood, and implemented, which will have direct benefit for the care of patients.
Through my continuing education in Spear Dentistry Education and Study Club, and the International Team for Implantology, I stay up to date with the latest techniques and technology in dentistry, reinforce my skills in a wide variety of treatments, and enhance my diagnostic and clinical abilities in caring for my patients.
- American Dental Association
- California Dental Association
Outside the Office
A Bay Area native, I currently reside in Rohnert Park with my dog, Kailea, a very sweet and playful golden retriever.
When I am not working, you will find me going for a run, attending sporting events, exploring new restaurants, trying new cuisines, and visiting local farmers markets. One of my favorite places to go during the summer is wake surfing and wakeboarding out on the lake. I also enjoy baking and have my own chocolate chip cookie recipe. I really enjoy traveling, so I am always looking for a new destination to visit. Hawaii is one my favorite places to visit. Other hobbies of mine include playing softball, training for triathlons, scuba diving, and golfing.
Being active in my community is very important to me because it affords me the opportunity to give back to the people who really need care and don't have access to it. Anything I can do to help improve someone’s life or situation is invaluable to me. The patients are so appreciative of any care they are given and I am extremely happy to be able to help. As Albert Einstein said, “It is every person's obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what we take out of it.”