I am an Oregon native and take great pride in serving the community in which I was raised. I found my passion in dentistry at a very young age, having worked in the dental field since the age of 18. Dentistry allows me to make a difference. For many, just picking up the phone to make that initial phone call is a big deal. My obligation to my patients starts with that first call they make to my office. My goal is to relieve anxiety and make my patients associate my office with comfort and ease. I listen to my patients. Not all goals are the same and when I meet someone for the first time, it is my duty to get to the heart of what they need and want. Whether it ends up being full mouth cosmetic and restorative reconstruction, orthodontic correction, just a couple crowns or fillings or just a new place to have routine cleanings. I give options, respect choices and aspire to provide the highest standard of care with compassion and integrity.
Working in dental offices throughout college and dental school, I have a deep understanding and respect for every role played by my amazing team members. I know first-hand that it takes a dedicated and cohesive team with a shared mission to make every visit stand out for our patients. This is why I feel so incredibly fortunate to have such a dedicated team of dental professional working with me every day to make our office truly stand out.
My goal is to treat our patients and their families for life, which means I have the opportunity to develop lasting relationships with them. It is an honor to see the same patients year after year and to treat whole families, their extended relatives and friends!
Education and Continuing Education
I have been practicing dentistry for 16 years. I graduated Cum Laude from Portland State University and obtained my Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree from Oregon Health & Science University.
It is my mission to provide our patients with the best care available in a comfortable and positive environment. In order for me to succeed in this, it is imperative to keep informed of the latest techniques and technologies, and to continually reinvest in my practice in the best interest of my patients. I frequently participate in continuing education to ensure I remain up to date with the most leading-edge techniques and technology available in dentistry. I attend national and local study clubs, which gives me an opportunity to discuss cases with my colleagues.
- American Dental Association
- Oregon Dental Association
- Academy of General Dentistry
- Clackamas County Dental Society
- Multnomah County Dental Society
- Sunset Study Club
- American Academy of Implant Dentistry
- Spear Education Study Club
- NW Cerec Study Club
In the Community
One of the things I am most passionate about is providing the excellent care we are known for to those who might not have the resources available to them. I have had the distinct honor of working with some amazing organizations—Medical Teams International and Mission of Mercy—providing dental treatment to those most in need.
My team and I are especially excited about the time we have spent with one of our local schools, Alberta Rider Elementary, where we have regularly volunteered our time providing oral health screenings, hygiene instruction, and dietary advice to children. There have even been occasions we were able to offer treatment to children in desperate need of care. I can think of nothing more fulfilling than giving back to the community.
My husband, who is also a dentist, and I have two sons, thirteen year-old John, and nine year-old Cyrus. Our family loves getting outdoors as much as possible and we enjoy skiing, traveling, and spending time together. Our boys love to play soccer and basketball. As an avid runner, I have enjoyed participating in marathons and half marathons although my favorite run these days involves shorter ones with my boys. I also enjoy cooking, baking, cheering my boys from the sidelines and just relaxing with family and friends.