I love people, and I enjoy giving people the beautiful smile they desire. A great smile can improve a person’s self-esteem and self-confidence. A healthy smile lasts forever and warms people’s hearts. A wonderful smile is priceless. I love being part of the process that delivers a unique, delightful smile for my patients.
My patients are truly the best in the world. They are excited to start treatment, and later they are excited to complete treatment and show off their new smile to family and friends. They make me look forward to coming into the office every day: Their enthusiasm, their individual interests and passions, their personalities, their unique clinical needs, all make for a day that’s filled with learning and challenges. My patients keep me on my toes, in a very good way, and they’re always making me laugh.
My Education and Commitment to Continuing Education
I attended Purdue University for my Bachelor of Science, then enrolled at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where I was awarded my Doctorate of Dental Surgery. It was there that I decided I wanted to create smiles through orthodontics, so I attended Boston University for my Master of Science.
I firmly believe in lifelong learning; as an oral healthcare professional, I believe it is essential to stay abreast of the latest developments in diagnostic and treatment technologies and processes, so I am able to provide my patients with the best orthodontic care options available. I am an active member of multiple dental and orthodontic study clubs, and regularly attend oral healthcare-related meetings and lectures, as well.
I am an active member in the:
- American Association of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- Massachusetts Association of Orthodontists
- Massachusetts Dental Society
- Shamrock Study Club lecturer and member
- Mayflower Study Club lecturer and member
I grew up in the Midwest but now call the Plymouth area my home. My husband Rob and I have been married since 1999 and we have three children — Rachel, Dylan, and Jack — and a Siamese cat named Shadow Boo. I’m passionate about being a mom! I love watching my kids play sports, getting together with family and friends, reading a good book, snow skiing, playing golf, and hanging out at the beach. I strive to be a great role model for my kids.