At the age of five I surprised my family by telling them that someday I was going to be a dentist and now here I am doing just that. It is an honor to have your trust to let me into your personal space and help you with your smile. I take your oral heath very seriously, go above and beyond to make sure I provide you with the best care, use the best materials and assist you in achieving your oral health goals. I am passionate about dentistry and joined the healthcare field because I enjoy working with people. To me the most important thing is that you leave my office with a brilliant and healthy smile. I value providing care in a kind, compassionate and trustworthy manner. Your best interests are at my heart.
Education and Continuing Educatiom
Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry — Alfred University
Doctorate of Dental Surgery — University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine
- Advanced Education in General Dentistry 2-Year Residency, with a concentration on Esthetics— University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine
I am committed to staying current with the newest improvements in dental care. I am working on the mastery curriculum through Spear Education and have also been taking classes through the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. Through these courses I have expanded my knowledge and skills regarding esthetics, implantology and sleep apnea. I am also directly involved with a study club made up of general dentists and specialists working together to provide their patients with comprehensive treatment.
Beyond the Office
I grew up in Bernhard’s Bay, NY and have lived in the Elmwood Village for more than 10 years. John, my terrific husband, is an electrical engineer and has taken on a new hobby: repairing dental equipment! When we first bought the practice we had very old equipment and John took the time to learn to repair it – and I never paid him!
We have a young son, David, who is currently practicing to be a receptionist. He is often heard running around the office and saying hello to our patients. Charlie is our daschund/poodle mix who is an aspiring therapy dog. He loves to lie on patients’ laps during treatment, especially the patients who bring him treats.
When not working I can often be found cooking or gardening. I also enjoy reading, pilates and attend bible study.
My office is committed to doing a yearly community event. We have been making dinner for the local Ronald McDonald house for the past several years and also did a meal for the Kevin Guest House. We have perfected a homemade chicken pot pie.
Through University at Buffalo's BOCA program I have participated in six dental missions trips to Colonial Beach, VA, Dominican Republic and Mexico.