My profession means everything to me; it’s part of who I am as a person. Being a dentist allows me to work with so many amazing patients, which gives me a wonderful sense of gratification and happiness. I love that I spend my days making a difference in my patients’ lives by providing them with top quality dental treatment and experienced advice.
I was originally inspired to join the dental field by my family dentist, who educated me in a kind and professional manner that I had not experienced before. I was unaware of so many important things that truly helped benefit my own oral health and cosmetic options. Experiencing this process allowed me to learn the extent of oral care in knowledge with oral care the public is unaware of. Educating people on their oral health and appearance while making sure they feel confident about their smile is the main reason why I chose to practice in the oral healthcare field.
I received my Bachelor’s degree in chemistry and psychology before completing my Doctorate of Dental Surgery at UMKC. As dentistry is always changing, I’ve kept updated with current concepts in preventive dentistry and oral surgery to provide individualized care and treatment to my patients. I love helping my patients through modern dentistry techniques that give them a smile they love.
I grew up in St. Genevieve, Missouri, in the countryside, and have called Kansas City my home for the past 12 years. Coming from a family of eight children, my family is a big part of my life. I also enjoy being outdoors and working on real estate projects.