- Graduated ASU and A.T. Still University
- Member of the American Dental Association
- Member of the Academy of General Dentistry
- Crown Council Member
Did you always know that you wanted to be a Dentist? Why/How?
Yes, I always did. Since I was about 9 years old, I knew! I had a lot of dentistry done on me at that age because the importance of integrating nutrition/diet and its effect on oral health was not taught to me at a young age. I had an amazing pediatric dentist and I wanted to be able to teach others the importance of taking care of your whole body but the oral cavity as well.
What are you most passionate about professionally? What most excites you about your work & the contribution you can make?
I am most passionate about getting my patients from one end of the oral health spectrum to the healthy and stable end. I get excited that I can educate someone every day on something that they might not even realize is going on and then helping them treat it. The best part of my job is when I can transform someone’s smile and change their confidence.
What are you passionate about personally? What do you really enjoy? What can’t you stop talking about?
I am passionate about staying healthy and feeling good! I love the way I feel after the gym or a nice long run and it is what keeps me going every day! I also am passionate about reading! I love to read! Mostly fiction and I can spend hours outside or in bed reading.
What are you known for professionally? What do you have a knack for?
I am known for being a quick and eager learner and at times a perfectionist. I think all dentists have that last trait and that is why when something does not go “perfect” or ideal, we of all professions take it to heart for days and sometimes weeks! I have a knack of enforcing the importance of a good tooth and bone foundation to build from and then transforming that to a great looking smile!
How do you want to be remembered?
Somebody that is approachable, friendly and fun to be around.
What is your favorite tradition from your childhood, which you would love to pass on to your children someday?
Waiting until midnight on Christmas Eve to open up presents.
Who’s the funniest person you know?
My sisters Melody and Sophia, especially when they are both together!
Favorite ice cream flavor?
Cold stone French Vanilla with one stick of a Kit Kat bar.
Who do you admire the most? Why?
My husband, Eric, he has given so much to make my dreams come true and I would have never been able to get through it all without his support! He’s my prince charming.