I love the relationships that dentistry allows me to build with my patients. Seeing patients every six months or so is unique in the healthcare field. It lets me get to know more about them and be a regular part of their lives. Best of all, my patients make me laugh, and having such a fun atmosphere in the office makes me excited to come to work each day.
My staff and I truly work together as a team. Everyone’s goal is to do the best job for our patients that we can and have fun while we do it. We really value each other and know that the job doesn’t get done if it is not done as a team.
Education and Continuing Education
- BS in molecular biology – Brigham Young University
- Doctorate of Dental Medicine – Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry
- General practice residency – University of Nevada Las Vegas
Dentistry is a very dynamic profession, with continually evolving technology and techniques. By actively learning about how dentistry is changing, I can provide the best and most up-to-date care for my patients. I am a member of both the Tucker Gold and Spear Education study clubs, and have taken continuing education on Invisalign® and Botox®. During my residency, I trained in implant placement, IV sedation, root canals, advanced prosthetics, and hospital dentistry. There is always more to learn, and being a life-long learner is very important to me.
- American Dental Association
- Academy of General Dentistry
- Washington State Dental Association
- American Academy of Facial Esthetics
Outside the Office
I grew up in a tiny town called Bow, Washington. After spending time in Oregon and Nevada for school, I am very excited to be back in my home state and closer to family and friends. I currently reside in Woodinville with my two cats, Henry Higgins and Eliza Dolittle.
If I’m not in the office, you can find me at the stable riding my horse, trying a new restaurant, going to the movies, or at Barnes & Noble finding a new book.
Additionally, I am a member of Duvall Rotary and active in my church. Being a part of the community is an essential part of who I am. I love the feel of Duvall and I look forward to becoming more and more involved.