I knew very early after graduating from dental school that I wanted to be an orthodontist. It was an area of dentistry where we could provide a positive life-changing impact on a person's self-esteem and dental health. Without question, I wanted to be a part of it!
Being an orthodontist has been such a pleasure for me. I've been embraced by the community and, in return, I have enjoyed giving back to the local schools and organizations. I truly enjoy working with children of all ages and adults!
I grew up in Southern California and received a bachelor's degree in Biochemistry at UCLA (go Bruins!). I earned my dental degree from Columbia University in New York. I received a scholarship from the United States Air Force and served as a general dentist for 3 years. It was a great experience both professionally and personally. During that time I completed an Advanced General Dentistry residency and was stationed in Mississippi, South Korea, and Florida.
I obtained my specialty training at the University of California, San Francisco. While completing my residency, I obtained my master’s in Oral and Craniofacial Sciences. My research, on 3-D radiography and tooth impactions, earned honors from the American Association of Orthodontists.
Orthodontics has combined my love helping others into a very rewarding and enjoyable life pursuit. Come in and find out for yourself.