Beautiful smiles enhance self confidence, esteem, career successes and one's positive attitude toward life in general.
Orthodontics is my passion and I feel so fortunate to be part of this profession. The field of orthodontics is both an art and a science. This combination has always intrigued me. When patients come into the office, I am looking to optimize function, esthetics and stability for an improved quality of life. It is so rewarding to see the changes in confidence and self-esteem that accompany the smile transformations! It is also an honor to get to know our patients during their journey to a beautiful, healthy smile.
Education and Continuing Education
My interest in dentistry started at a very young age. I had several relatives who were dentists, so I had an early introduction to the field. I earned my Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree with distinction in the Biological Sciences from Cornell University. I then attended the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Dental Medicine as a Dean’s Scholar and earned my Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) degree. During dental school I was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon and Matthew Cryer Honor Societies and was honored to receive numerous awards for academic and clinical achievement. Upon graduation from dental school, I enrolled in a post-doctoral program in orthodontics at Stony Brook University. I spent three years there specializing in the field of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.
The field of orthodontics is always evolving. Technological advances, new materials, products and techniques are constantly being introduced. I believe in the importance of continuing education to stay up-to-date on the latest advances in the field. Staying abreast of these latest advances allows us to provide our patients with the very best in orthodontic treatment.
- American Association of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- Eighth District Dental Society
- New York State Dental Association
- Northeastern Society of Orthodontists
Outside the Office
I am a native of Western New York: I was born in Rochester and grew up in Batavia. Although my education then took me elsewhere, I was very excited to relocate back home in 2008! Outside of the office, I love spending time with my husband Roger and our two children Kyle and Sophie. The kids are growing up so quickly, and I savor every moment with them! As a family we enjoy crafting and playing games together, traveling, reading, watching movies and enjoying the outdoors. I love to bake and I especially enjoy creating and decorating themed goodies for special occasions. I find that it is another outlet for my artistic side!