A Passion for Orthodontics
Orthodontics has allowed me to build relationships with amazing people, while improving their oral health and providing them with beautiful smiles. It allows me to watch each person’s self-esteem grow as he or she is able to smile with confidence. I strive to have a positive impact on every patient I care for, and look forward to my interactions with each person during treatment.
The relationships I build with my patients are incredibly fulfilling. I appreciate the opportunity to watch our younger patients grow into adolescents and then into mature, poised adults. Equally, I value caring for my adult patients, many of whom have waited years to start orthodontic treatment, always yearning for a healthy and beautiful smile. Watching the transformation that happens with each person is always rewarding.
I’m a third-generation oral healthcare provider. My father, grandfather, uncle, and brother are all dentists. My mother went to dental hygiene school, my uncle had a dental lab, and my brother-in-law is an orthodontist. I’m passionate about helping people and improving their lives through healthy bites and amazing smiles.
My Education and Commitment to Continuing Education
- Doctorate of Dental Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine
- General Practice Residency in Dentistry, VA Medical Center, Lexington, KY and Bowman Gray School of Medicine, NC Baptist Hospital
- Master of Science in Dentistry and Certificate of Orthodontics, University of Pittsburgh
Oral healthcare, and especially orthodontics, is a dynamic field, with ongoing changes in techniques, technologies, materials, and philosophies. It’s essential that I stay abreast of developments, to ensure my patients receive the highest level of care available, leading to shorter treatment times, less discomfort, and the strongest results possible. My patients trust me to deliver the compassionate, professional care they need and I am resolved to always do so.
- American Association of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- World Federation of Orthodontists
- American Academy of Laser Dentistry
- Southwestern Society of Orthodontists
- Texas Association of Orthodontists
- Texas Dental Association
- Greater Houston Dental Society
Away from the Office
I’m originally from Mt. Carmel, PA, and have called Sugar Land, TX, my home since 1994. I have four children, Julian, Chloe, Sofia, and Adriana. My husband, Henry, is a pediatric dentist. Our family is rounded out by two dogs, Picasso and Layla, and two cats, Penny and Minnie. Spending time with my loved ones is always my priority when I’m not working, but I do find time to fish, kayak, and run.
Supporting and giving back to the community is part of who I am. I volunteer with the Exchange Club of Sugar Land and Galveston County Humane Society, and at the kids’ schools and with our church, too.