Being a dentist is an important profession. It allows me to help people every day to achieve optimal oral health and relieve them from pain and worry. Everyone deserves to have a great smile and confidence, and my team and I can help them to achieve these goals.
For all my enjoyment of the clinical work and continual learning, what it really comes down to is my passion for working with many people on a daily basis. We meet so many incredible people every day and have the privilege to be a part of their lives and help them to maintain their health.
I have so many interactions on a weekly basis that stay with me, as people can be amazing if you just listen to them. We hear so many stories of the past and the present and what amazing achievements people have and strive to obtain.
In today’s world, we all seem to be rushing to the next place, but if we could just take a moment to listen to each other, we can learn so much. We listen to hear what our patients’ wants and needs are, and we strive to reach these goals for them. Ultimately, we just want to make our patients smile!
Education and Experience
I was inspired to join the dental field by my mother, who worked in a dental office as a dental assistant for most of my life. I enjoyed going to work with her and helping in the office with whatever small tasks they assigned to me. The atmosphere in the dental office was a warming and friendly feeling. Getting to know the patients and their families and watching them grow gave me a sense of a bigger community and family.
I attended the University of Maryland Baltimore County and graduated with a BS in biochemistry and molecular biology. I attended the University of Maryland Baltimore College of Dental Surgery. While in dental school, I was a member of Gamma Pi Delta Prosthodontic Honor Society. Members of this society must show proficiency and excellence in fabrication of crowns, bridges, and dentures.
After graduating in 1999, I continued my formal education at the University of Maryland, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery in an advanced general dentistry residency program.
Now, more than 20 years later, I participate in continuing education to stay current and to gain knowledge of new products and services available in the dental field. It is also important to review the tasks that are important for a dental practice such as infection control and keeping up with new medications and interactions between them. Learning is power, and we strive to continue to learn and improve our practice for the benefit of the practice and for our patients.
I attend study groups and masterclasses through local and state dental societies, including the:
- American Dental Association
- Maryland State Dental Association
- Baltimore County Dental Association
- ACT Dental
Family and Community
I have been married to my husband Chris for nearly two dozen years. We have two boys, Dylan and Jacob, and a dog named Ariel.
The boys are involved in many different sports, which take up a large part of my time away from the office. We also love camping and enjoy being out by the pool or on the boat in the summer. I also love to work on crafts, but spending quality time with my family and friends is the most important part of my life.
My boys are both involved in Boy Scouts and my husband and I both have volunteered in the Scouting organization for more than 15 years. Both of my boys are Eagle Scouts and involved in Order of the Arrow as well. Giving back is important for all of us, and Scouts is how we make our community grow and thrive for future generations.