I feel blessed and grateful to be an orthodontist. My profession allows me to be involved in a process that can truly change people’s lives, and that is very exciting to me. Sometimes, a person who has always been shy or embarrassed by their appearance will blossom into a confident, self-assured person as their smile changes during orthodontic treatment. It’s an amazing thing to be a part of, and I love it!
Our patients are some of the coolest and most interesting people I know! I love coming to work every day because I get to spend time with them and learn what’s going on in their lives. I am constantly blown away by how talented and involved our patients are. We become friends during the time we spend together, and to me, that’s one of the best things about being an orthodontist.
I went to college at Wake Forest University and earned a Bachelor of Arts in English literature in 1999. After college, I began my professional education at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry in Chapel Hill. Dental school was a great experience for me, and I was valedictorian of my dental school class. I graduated with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 2003.
I continued at UNC as a resident in the Department of Orthodontics and earned a Master of Science in orthodontics in 2006. Despite all of my time in Chapel Hill, I am still a big Wake Forest fan, and I always pull for the Demon Deacons to beat the Tar Heels!