As an orthodontist, I develop long-term relationships with my patients. I enjoy seeing them develop their self-esteem when they improve their appearance with their smiles. I hope to treat each patient as if he or she were a family member. The importance of improving one’s smile may not be public health enemy #1, but it certainly is fun and gratifying.
I earned my bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from Stanford University. After graduation from Stanford, I attended Harvard School of Dental Medicine, where I obtained my Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. I then worked for four years as a general dentist with the U. S. Public Health Service in the branch of Indian Health Service. I served the Hualapai, Havasupai, Navajo and Hopi tribes in the desert Southwest.
After doing some orthodontics as a general dentist, I realized that this was my calling, and so I attended the University of Michigan for my orthodontic specialty degree.
I feel as if I have a wide range of expertise in all fields of dentistry, and I can work in an interdisciplinary approach when it comes to more complex dental situations that require many specialties to be involved.
I grew up outside of Reading, Pennsylvania. After attending university in Palo Alto, however, I was determined to return to northern California after I completed my training in orthodontics. I have lived in Healdsburg for over 24 years. My husband Bert and I have been married for 22 years and have two children Juliet and Ethan. Juliet attends Stanford University, where she studies Management Science and Engineering. She cycles competitively and plays guitar. Ethan attends UC Berkeley, where he studies Computer Science. He likes to travel, work out at the gym and eat good food.