I am passionate about helping people transform their self-image and improve their confidence through orthodontic care. I truly enjoy making a difference in people’s lives, and appreciate the difference they make in my life as well.
Education and Continuing Education
My interest in dentistry, and ultimately orthodontics, began through my grandfather who practiced dentistry for more than 40 years. Seeing the positive influence he had in his community and the enjoyment he got out of dentistry motivated me to follow in his footsteps.
After earning my Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular Bioscience and Biotechnology at Arizona State University, I continued my education at the University of the Pacific (UOP) Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. There, I earned my Doctorate of Dental Surgery, as well as my specialty degree in orthodontics and Master of Science in Dentistry.
Since completing my formal education, I have attended several continuing education courses to stay up to date on the latest innovations in orthodontics, allowing me to provide the highest quality standard of care and results. Most recently, this has included Invisalign®, 3D technology, and self-ligating braces.
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
- California Association of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- California Dental Association
- San Francisco Dental Society
Outside the Office
I was born in Tacoma, Washington, moving with my family to Scottsdale, Arizona when I was 12 years old. I’ve called San Francisco my home for the past 14 years.
My husband Brian and I have three children: Cosette, Palmer, and our newest addition, Pierson, who was born in November 2019. I am devoted to my husband and children and absolutely love being a mom!
In my free time, I enjoy traveling and being active by hiking, running, and practicing yoga. My happiest moments are when I’m with my family, friends, and kids.