My passion for dentistry and orthodontics began when I was in middle school, and it has been amazing to make my dreams become a reality. I grew up in a “dental” family and was lucky to see at a young age how rewarding a career in orthodontics can be.
As a young adult, I graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in human physiology. I received my Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University of Florida, and I completed my orthodontic residency at Washington Hospital Center, in Washington D.C.
During my residency, I was a member of the craniofacial team at Children’s National Medical Center, where I treated young patients who had cleft lips and cleft palates. I worked with a team of talented oral surgeons and leading experts to treat patients successfully using orthognathic surgery (jaw surgery), as well as diagnose and treat TMJ disorders.
My team and I are dedicated to providing the highest standard of orthodontic care to our patients by utilizing the latest technology and lifelong learning with continuing education. As a member of many local and national organizations, including the American Association of Orthodontists and the Florida Dental Association, I am able to participate regularly in continuing education opportunities around the world. I am proud to have a practice that is truly dedicated to giving each patient a beautiful, healthy smile.
I truly look forward to spending my days at the office with my wonderful staff and patients. In my free time, I enjoy being with my family and friends. My husband Jesse and I have two beautiful daughters, Lily and Mackenzie, who bring us so much joy with endless smiles and laughter. We have a loving pug named Champ, who has been our sidekick for many years. We are excited to be actively involved in our community.
We look forward to building a lifelong friendship with you and your family as we work to create a beautiful smile for you or your child!