My Passion for Smiles
Pursuing the profession I truly love, makes me happy and grateful every day. Being an orthodontist is intellectually stimulating, in addition to being emotionally rewarding. For me, orthodontics is about unlocking my scientific knowledge and creative potential to build a beautiful smile. Every case and situation is truly unique and I am always committed to doing my very best to build an incredible smile. The most enjoyable experience is to see those amazing smiles when the treatment is completed. It really warms my heart, and there is nothing more rewarding than that.
Orthodontics combines science and art in it's strive for perfect outcomes for patients. I guess that is why I love orthodontics so much—it brings out the perfectionist in me!
The Value of Teamwork
I am grateful to be supported by a wonderful partner and a great team, and can't wait to get to work every day. We have an amazing team of experienced, friendly professionals. We work incredibly hard to ensure we are doing everything possible to secure a great outcome for our patients. We form strong and lasting bonds with our patients over the course of treatment and have literally served generations of families. Our legacy is something of which I’m genuinely proud.
Education and Continuing Education
I obtained my Bachelor of Science in Biology degree from the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. I earned my Doctorate of Dental Science degree from the University of California Los Angeles where my love of California life began. I then went to the East Coast to complete my Master’s Degree in Dental Sciences from the University of Rochester, and Orthodontics Specialty training at the Eastman Institute for Oral Health. I was more than happy to return to the sunny West Coast after graduating.
As a lifelong learner, I stay on top of the latest technologies and procedures to create outstanding results. I think it is critical to have knowledge of the very latest treatments. I leverage my continuing education on the latest orthodontic techniques, principles, materials, and patient care to provide the optimum care available for our patients.
- American Association of Orthodontics
- American Dental Association
International Academy of Dental Research American Academy of Facial Esthetics
Outside the Office
My home life is focused on my family. We are so very happy to be living in San Jose and be part of the area. I spend most of my free time with my family, but when the opportunity arises, I love to travel and explore different places and cultures.