San Francisco, Marin, and Oakland, CA
My enthusiasm for dentistry stems from helping my patients learn about the connection between their mouth and body. Teeth, gums, TMJ, and your airway can all have a direct impact on your overall health; and, when healthy, can significantly reduce the risk of serious disease. My primary goal with every patient is to make them comfortable in our office and educate them about their oral health.
Born and raised in Las Vegas, my dental experience began at a very young age working in my father’s dental office. After college at Santa Clara University, I realized my passion for helping patients while working in the marketing department of LVI, a postgraduate dental institute teaching aesthetic and neuromuscular dentistry. From observing and experiencing the difference the dentists were making in the lives of their patients, I knew I wanted to provide the same type of excellent care.
I believe in providing patients the highest quality dental care in a calm, comfortable environment. I also recognize the importance of giving back to your community and have worked with the underprivileged. A few of my best experiences have been participating in dental missions to provide much needed dentistry to populations without access to dental care.
I enjoy being involved in local non-profit organizations and have volunteered much of my time since 2009 to planning the annual Glen Park Festival which takes place in the Glen Park Village each spring. It is a wonderful event for our community and all proceeds go to grants for the local schools in the neighborhood.
Above all, my greatest fulfillment comes from my family. My husband (and partner dentist at Glen Park Dental!) and I are raising two young boys in the neighborhood and loving it. We value family time and spend our weekends enjoying all that San Francisco has to offer our growing family. In my free time, I enjoy outdoor activities including hiking, running, snowboarding, and biking. I love to travel and lived in Madrid, Spain during college where I refined my Spanish language skills.
Solid Educational Background:
I received my Bachelors of Science in Marketing, Santa Clara University; Doctor of Dental Surgery from University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, San Francisco, CA; and earned my Fellowship from the Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dental Studies.
I am committed to providing my patients the highest quality dental care, and strongly believe that continuing my dental education to advance the horizon of oral health care is an essential part of patient care. I have completed numerous courses at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute (LVI) in many areas including aesthetics, advanced adhesives (bonded, metal-free dentistry), neuromuscular dentistry, TMJ/TMD and sleep apnea. I am also certified in Invisalign, and consistently take courses on treatment to align teeth.
I stay involved with local and national dental organizations and am a member of the San Francisco Dental Society, the California Dental Association (CDA), the American Dental Association (ADA), and the International Association of Physiologic Aesthetics (IAPA). In 2014, I earned the great honor of becoming a Fellow of the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies.