“Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.” ~ Mother Teresa
I love this quote from Mother Teresa. It makes me think that, through the gift of orthodontics, I am able to share love through the smiles of my patients. It drives my passion for what I do: this ability to help someone smile in confidence and health.
Being an orthodontist is how I help people. I’ve been practicing since 2004 and look forward to coming to “work” every day.
Having orthodontic treatment can be transformative and seeing that transformation occur, from visit to visit, is very exciting. I love how people become more comfortable with their appearance and their self-esteem blossoms. By the time we’re finished, they are more confident, happier, healthier, and they can’t stop smiling! It’s incredibly fulfilling to know they carry those smiles into the world and share them with others.
Our well-trained team truly enjoys working with our patients. We love to have fun: laughing and engaging with patients. We like sharing in our patients’ lives and encouraging them to be the best person they can be.
Our office is warm and welcoming, and a place we consider patients to be part of our family. We genuinely care about the well-being of everyone and want only the best for you.
- Bachelor of Science in microbiology and molecular biology – University of Central Florida
- Doctorate of Dental Medicine – University of Florida
- Master of Science and residency in orthodontics – University of Florida
I regularly participate in continuing education in order to stay current on research, techniques, and technological advances. Orthodontics is an exciting field, with ongoing changes in treatment options and approaches to care. My patients deserve the best results and an orthodontic experience that makes them smile when they look back at this time. Continuing education ensures I’m able to deliver both.
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Southern Association of Orthodontists
- Florida Association of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- Florida Dental Association
- Central Florida District Dental Association
- Dental Society of Greater Orlando
Beyond the Practice
Originally from Rochester, New York, I moved to Florida in 1991 and love living here. Outside of work, I spend most of my free time with my husband Rod, children Lucas and Jack, and our dogs, Carl and Buttercup (Princess Buttercup for those Princess Bride fans out there!).
Reading, traveling, and movies are some of my favorite not-at-work activities. I am a BIG fan of Star Wars, Harry Potter, and Percy Jackson, just to name a few! In reality, though, you’ll often find me shopping at Publix and taking my children to their various activities.