S.U.N.Y. at Stony Brook - B.S. Degree in Biology - 1975
New York University Grad A & S - M.S. Degreein Microbiology/Immunology - 1987
NYU College of Dentistry - D.D.S. Degree - 1990
NYU PG Orthodontic Residency - Specialist in Orthodontics - 1992
Instructor in Microbiology, NYU College of Dentistry - 1986-1990
Assistant Clinical Professor UCSF Orthodontic Residency - 2002-2007
I love orthodontics; every case is different and every person is uniquely interesting. I consider it a privilege to make a difference in so many people’s lives, and be allowed the honor of being a part of their lives. I find it satisfying when a young patient exudes self-esteem and confidence, and is no longer afraid to smile. I am so happy to enable my patients’ self-improvement.
EDUCATION AND CONTINUING EDUCATION
For four years after college, I taught English in Greece. I became proficient in the Greek language and was fortunate enough to visit many of the Greek islands. Upon my return to the US, I attended New York University for my Master of Science in microbiology, and following that, my Doctorate of Dental Surgery from NYU College of Dentistry. I completed my post-graduate orthodontic residency at NYU College of Dentistry, as well.
I am a firm believer that one can never stop learning, because life is not static. It is my privilege to be an orthodontist and provide a variety of services that range from adolescent treatment in my private office, relief for sufferers of TMJ, and cleft palate orthodontics for children in remote villages in Nepal.
Orthodontics should be done once and done properly. Continuing my education in new and innovative treatments and techniques allows me to provide the state-of-the-art care my patients deserve. My signature is on every case that I treat, and I take great pride in my work.
I have been practicing orthodontics in private practice for 23 years. During that time, I was a part-time clinical assistant professor in the post-graduate residency program at UCSF. I am licensed to practice orthodontics in California and New York.