I am passionate about giving patients the very best orthodontic care in a friendly, relaxed, and family-oriented atmosphere. I get excited to see our established patients during their appointments and enjoy meeting new patients, getting to know their likes and hobbies, and seeing their enthusiasm as their teeth begin to straighten as treatment progresses. I feel so blessed to be able to play a small role in people’s lives by making their dream of having a beautiful smile come true!
While I’ve been practicing orthodontics for almost 19 years, I began working at my father’s office when I was 12 years old. Having my dad as an example and seeing how much he loves being an orthodontist made it an easy decision to follow in his footsteps and accomplish my dream of working alongside my role model.
Education and Continuing Education
- Doctorate of Dental Medicine – University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine
- Orthodontic Residency – University of Rochester Eastman Dental Center
I routinely attend continuing education courses consisting of lecture-based series, hands-on workshops, and study club meetings to stay informed of new techniques and technology so that my patients can receive the best orthodontic care possible. Additionally, my memberships in several professional organizations provide the opportunity to discuss multi-disciplinary approaches to patient care with my peers.
- American Association of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- Great Lakes Association of Orthodontists
- Pennsylvania Dental Association
Outside the Office
Originally from Uniontown, PA, I now reside in Farmington with my black lab, Sophie. My leisure time is spent enjoying the great outdoors, doing anything from hunting and fly-fishing to snow skiing and snowmobiling. I also enjoy traveling and have done extensive mission work throughout the world, including in the former USSR, Mexico, and the jungles of Papua New Guinea.