I am fortunate to have a career which allows me to get to know people from different backgrounds and work with each to reach their dental goals.
I love meeting new people and building trusting relationships based on communication and respect. We form a partnership, improving the individual’s dental health and enhancing their smile, which raises their confidence.
Education and Continuing Education
Growing up, I was drawn to science and healthcare, yet also had artistic interests. Dentistry offers a mix of those, along with the human-connection aspect; I find the combination to be the perfect fit for my skills and interests.
I completed my undergraduate studies at the University of Florida and obtained my Doctorate of Dental Medicine (DMD) at A.T. Still University-Missouri School of Dentistry and Oral Health.
Since finishing dental school, I have actively pursued continuing education (CE), staying up to date on the latest developments in general and more specialized aspects of dentistry. I have completed CE courses in dental photography, aesthetic and digital dentistry, Invisalign®, and CEREC® training. I also participate in various dental study clubs.
Ongoing learning keeps me current on the latest innovations in technology and technique, as well as emerging trends and research. This ensures my patients receive the advanced, high-quality care they deserve.
I am a member of the:
- American Dental Association
- Academy of General Dentistry
- Missouri Dental Association
- Greater St. Louis Dental Society
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
- American Academy of Clear Aligners
- Delta Sigma Delta
In the Office
As a dentist, I strive to provide each patient with a fully personalized experience. I want to learn who they are and to understand their expectations, goals, and concerns. By really listening to each patient, I gain insight needed to provide them with the dental care and results they desire.
I believe patients deserve to be fully informed of their diagnoses and to understand the options available to correct issues. By walking patients through everything, and answering their questions, I help them make knowledgeable decisions about their dental care. I also focus on patient education and prevention, teaching each patient how to maintain their healthiest smile!
Outside the Office
After growing up in Boynton Beach, Florida, I now consider St. Louis to be my home. In my spare time, I like visiting Forest Park, trying new-to-me foods, traveling, and FaceTiming with my two nephews, Joshua and Mateen, who are in California. As a Florida native, I enjoy visiting the coast and beach whenever possible, too.