It is an honor and privilege for me to have the opportunity to help others attain that amazing smile in which they can share their happiness with others. I have seen patients start out being shy before the start of treatment, not feeling comfortable with the appearance of their teeth. This all changes at the end of treatment when they are able to smile with confidence, having doors of opportunities open up for them to achieve success.
I have always known that whatever career path I chose, I wanted to be able to make a positive difference in other people’s lives. My decision to go to dental school was based on my own personal experience, in which my orthodontist helped to create a beautiful smile for me, giving me more confidence to achieve my goals. My formal education began at Texas Christian University where I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry. Afterwards, I attended dental school at Boston Goldman School of Dentistry, receiving my Doctorate of Dental Medicine. For three years after dental school, I served in the Air Force as a general dental officer. There I received an Advanced Education in General Dentistry certification, which has helped me to be more knowledgeable about comprehensive dental care. Orthodontics proved to be the most interesting subject to me because it is the perfect combination of art and science. Following my military service, I spent three years at West Virginia University School of Dentistry to be specially trained in Orthodontics as well as attaining my Masters of Science degree