A Passion for Dentistry
When I was searching for my calling as a college student, I knew only two things. (1) I wanted to promote health and wellbeing in my community, and (2) I wanted to harness my talents to be the most compassionate and skillful professional I could be. I have developed my passion of dentistry through my personal experience with my family's dentist. My dentist gave me my first job as a dental assistant and mentored me into the dental field. In my heart I knew I wanted to follow in his footsteps. As a dentist he had the ability to heal his distressed patients, promote oral and overall health, and create doctor-patient relationships that would last a lifetime.
Fast forward several years, I am the dentist who can provide these same positive outcomes to my own patients. I have the ability to give my patients more confidence with their smile--a great smile can open up so many wonderful opportunities. It is a priority of mine to make each interaction with my patients an enjoyable one. I strive to address each patient’s dental concerns and treat the entire person (not just their teeth) with respect and compassion.
Education and Continuing Education
- Undergraduate degree - University of Michigan-Dearborn
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery - University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry
Learning does not stop at graduation.I take continuing education courses in various dental specialties to learn the latest techniques and technology to be the best clinician I can be. Keeping up to date with the latest research in journals, dental conferences, and advice from my peers, I am able to provide the top-of-the-line care to my patients. To do any less does not meet the standard of care that I have pledged to provide my patients.
- American Dental Association (ADA)
- Michigan Dental Association (MDA)
- Detroit District Dental Society (DDDS)
- Oakland County Dental Society (OCDS)
- Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)
- American Orthodontic Society (AOS)
Away from the Practice
My roots are in Metro Detroit, I was born and raised in Dearborn, MI and completed my entire schooling near home. When I am not at the office, I spend my time in the company of loved ones. My friends and family keep me grounded and teach me how to appreciate love and laughter. In my spare time I enjoy being near nature, baking with friends, and traveling around the world.
Giving back to the community is a responsibility. I have actively participated in government affairs to improve dental insurance coverage for the children and underserved people in Michigan through the Michigan Dental Association and dental student organizations. I have also participated in Give Kids A Smile Day at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry several years in a row to provide free dental care to the underserved children of Detroit.