I absolutely love orthodontics and I cannot see myself doing anything but this. I feel good about what I do and about the ability to make a positive change in someone’s life. Seeing patients’ transformations and new smiles never gets old; in fact, the excitement has only increased over the years.
I find importance in high ethical and moral standards and have pursued this philosophy in both my personal and my professional life. I have been blessed with a supportive and excellent team of orthodontists and staff for me to mentor and oversee. Together, we thrive on giving our patients a smile that they can cherish for the rest of their lives.
My educational background started at the University of California, Los Angeles, where I completed both a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry and a Doctorate of Dental Surgery. Subsequently, I attended the University of Southern California, where I was accepted into the three-year, dual-degree orthodontic program. I received both a specialty certificate in orthodontics and Master of Science in craniofacial biology from USC.
Orthodontics is continually changing and improving, and it is imperative for me and all of our doctors to be on top of all the technological advances to make treatment effective and efficient for our patients. In addition to study groups and consistent attendance at different educational seminars, I am a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists, and California Dental Association.
I am originally from Palos Verdes/South Bay, California, and currently reside in Irvine.