They say that “A Smile is the Window to the Soul”, so the fact that my job allows me to care for that smile is one of the most rewarding opportunities of my life. Being in the dental field since 2003 has given me the opportunity to help patients of all ages care for their smiles in many ways. Whether that comes in the form of teaching a patient proper oral hygiene, helping mend a broken tooth, or raising their self-esteem with a smile make-over, I make sure that every patient gets my best every time.
I believe optimal dental care is more than just what I do. True comprehensive care comes in the form of a team based approach. Part of that team you will find in the office. They help with everything from billing to scheduling to making your time in the office a great experience. The rest of our extended team are the talented specialists that we have forged solid and trusting relationships with over the years. Having such a talented cohesive team greatly enhances my abilities to deliver the best care possible.
That being said, I don’t believe in pushing treatment on patients, but rather to look, listen, educate, and recommend. I want each and every patient to feel they had a chance to discuss and understand why we are doing a procedure as well as possible alternatives.
I love what I do and find forging wonderful long term relationships with my patients very rewarding.
EDUCATION AND CONTINUING EDUCATION
- Bachelor of Science in Biology - George Mason University
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery - Virginia Commonwealth University’s Medical College of Virginia
- Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency - University of Missouri at Kansas City
I believe that continuing to keep myself up on the latest techniques and procedures is critical to my ability to give the best that I can to all of my patients. I am a member of a number of study clubs in the Northern Virginia area, including the Zimmer Biomet Implant Study Club, the NOVA Periodontics and Cosmetics Study Club, and the NOVA Surgicare Multidisciplinary Study Club. I try to focus my continuing education on implant based treatment options, optimal cosmetic restoration in all aspects of dentistry, and achieving long term successful outcomes. Staying at the top of my game means that I must remain a lifetime learner, something I am fully committed to
- American Dental Association
- Virginia Dental Association - Credentialing Committee Chair
- Northern Virginia Dental Society - Delegate for the Northern Virginia Chapter
OUTSIDE THE OFFICE
I am blessed with a wonderful family that includes my husband, Michael, and our two children Kaitlyn and Austin. We recently welcome the newest addition to our family, our beautiful Golden-doodle, Mali. I am an avid exercise enthusiast, where I love to push myself on everything from running to yoga and especially biking on my Peloton. At the same time though, nothing beats a relaxing evening binge-watching something on Netflix or enjoying a good book and glass of wine. I love to travel and see the world, taking in new cultural experiences, trying new foods, and always striving to grow as a person. I am an active member in the Burke / Fairfax Station community where I volunteer at many of my kids functions as well as helping out at the annual “Give Kids a Smile” event as well as multiple Missions of Mercy.
I look forward to seeing you in the office soon.