Beautiful smiles enhance self confidence, esteem, career successes and one's positive attitude toward life in general.
Orthodontics is both an art and a science. When a patient comes to me I'm not trying to just straighten his or her teeth; I'm looking to optimize function, aesthetics, and stability for an improved quality of life. It's truly an honor to get to know our patients during their journey to a beautiful smile; it's why I do what I do!
I'm a native of Western New York; I was born in Rochester and grew up in Batavia. Although my education in dentistry took place elsewhere, I've since relocated to the area and currently live in Rush, NY.
Education and Continuing Education
I had a very early introduction to dentistry due to my several relatives who were in the field. I’ve been practicing for more than ten years now and find such joy in it. I earned my BS degree with distinction from Cornell University in Biological Sciences. Then I earned my DMD degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. After that, I spent three years specializing in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics at Stony Brook University.
I strive to stay current in my field through several forms of continuing education. I read journals, attend lectures and seminars, and participate in online courses. I am also currently a member of the following professional organizations:
- American Association of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- Eighth District Dental Society
- New York State Dental Association
- Northeastern Society of Orthodontists
Outside the Office
At home I have a husband Roger and two children: a three-year-old son and a one-year-old daughter. When I'm not at work, you’ll usually find me enjoying time with my two little ones. In my spare time I enjoy traveling, theater, music, and reading.
Orthodontics is my passion and I feel so fortunate to be in this profession. Each and every patient that we treat is unique. It’s the greatest reward to see the changes in their confidence and self-esteem as their smile transforms. I just love creating fantastic smiles!