A Passion for My Patients and Their Smiles
Aside from meeting the dental needs of my patients, I get to know each of them on a personal level. I live in the same community as our office, so I see my patients daily, on a social level: at the grocery store, in church, at my children’s schools. My patients look to me for guidance on their oral health, and for their personal and spiritual health, too.
It gives me great joy to know that over the more than 35 years I have been practicing here, I have made a positive difference in the lives of so many people — people I consider my friends.
I love every facet of dentistry, but I find it particularly rewarding to restore a person’s smile. Giving someone the confidence to smile freely once again is an incredible gift to be able to provide.
Education and Continuing Education
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery – University of the Philippines, Manila
Each year I take many hours of continuing education, such as those offered at the United States Dental Institute. Oral healthcare is a constantly changing field. New technologies, materials, and processes are steadily becoming available, and it’s my duty to remain current on these developments. My patients trust me to provide the best care available; continuing education ensures I’m able to exceed their expectations.
I grew up in Quezon City, in the Philippines, but for the last 25 years I’ve lived in Burlingame. When I’m not caring for my patients, spending time with my friends and loved ones is a priority. I also enjoy jogging and walking, but am usually at home, lost in a book or baking in the kitchen. I love to make a variety of desserts: cookies, cakes, cupcakes, and cake pops are among my favorites.
I’m also active in our local church, and volunteer with several other churches, elementary schools, and clubs. I live in the same community as our dental practice, and being able to contribute to our community helps us all.