I feel that I am really fortunate to be an orthodontist, and love what I do. I am passionate about my profession and practice in Apex. I am privileged to use my skills to positively affect my patients’ lives.
I enjoy getting to know each patient personally, and their family. I also appreciate seeing the smiles and the results at the end of treatment. I still remember my orthodontist (Dr. Vonnie Smith) when I was younger, and how much fun I had, and how cool he was.
Before practicing orthodontics, I earned a BS in biology and a BS in public health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I obtained my Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the Medical University of South Carolina and my master’s degree and orthodontic certificate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where my research was on the management of crowding and eruption of teeth in the mixed-dentition.
Although my formal education is complete, I am constantly involved in continuing orthodontic education in order to make myself a better orthodontist. I strive for perfection for my patients because they are part of my community, and I only provide treatment that I would give to my family and friends. I never stop learning new research-based methods and techniques so my patients always receive the best possible care.