Changing Lives, One Person and One Smile at a Time
I love meeting new people and building lasting, trusting relationships with them. Dentistry is incredibly rewarding: I spend my days helping people develop wonderful smiles, smiles that make them happier and healthier.
There’s a close connection between oral and overall wellbeing. By helping someone improve their dental health, I’m helping their body become healthier. And by educating patients, encouraging them to care about habits and nutrition, their bodies, smiles, and lives are improved.
I am honored to care for a diverse community. Each person has their own experiences and stories to share. Our conversations create a bond between us and often we become friends. What could be more fulfilling than helping my friends by relieving dental pain, restoring function, and improving their smiles?
I’m proud of my team. Each person brings their own strengths to the office and together we’re able to deliver exceptional care, tailored to each patient’s needs. My team members are caring and dedicated. They have our patients’ best interests at heart, are warm and compassionate, and strive to deliver the best dental experience.
Education and Continuing Education
My Doctorate of Dental Medicine (DMD) was awarded at Oregon Health Sciences University. That education was exceptional and provided a great understanding of dentistry.
However, this is a constantly evolving field; advancements in technology, along with new techniques and materials, all mean better care and improved outcomes for my patients. As a dentist, it’s my responsibility to remain at the leading-edge of developments.
Each year I complete many hours of continuing dental education. I attend conferences, seminars, and lectures. I also pour over research findings and discussions in dental journals. Some of the courses I’ve taken have included clear aligners, implant dentistry, and root canals.
I grew up in Rockwood, OR, so I’m a local and have lived in the area for much of my life. When I’m not caring for patients, my family is my top priority. My husband and I have a wonderful young daughter as well as three Chihuahuas. We love camping at the coast!
When I have time, and am not running after my very active preschooler, I enjoy cheering for the Portland Trailblazers and losing myself in a good book.
Our Portland, OR dental office serves Milwaukie and the Metro Portland area. Please contact us to learn more and schedule a visit for yourself or a loved one.