A Love for Healthy, Beautiful Smiles
One of my favorite things about dentistry is the fact that I can make a positive, lasting difference in someone’s life. I can help people by removing dental pain and restoring their ability to chew comfortably and properly. Best of all, I can make them love their smile again.
To me and everyone in our office, dentistry is not a cookie-cutter profession. I work one-to-one with my patients, to learn their desires and concerns. Then I present the treatment options and make my recommendations, but it’s always up to the patient to decide what the right treatment approach is for them. It’s up to me to provide them with the information needed to make an educated decision.
Working with patients, many of whom feel like friends and family members, is the best part of my day. I look forward to seeing each person, hearing about what’s been happening in their life since their last visit, and strengthening our friendship. I am honored they let me become part of their life.
Education and Continuing Education
- Bachelor of Arts, Psychology – University of San Francisco
- Doctorate of Dental Medicine – Temple University School of Dental Medicine
Now is an exciting time to be practicing dentistry. There are constant developments in dental materials, treatments, and technologies. All of these allow us to provide even more comfortable and accurate care, with the most incredible results for our patients.
I take many hours of continuing education throughout the year, in order to stay abreast of the changes. I’ve studied at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Studies and through the Academy of General Dentistry.
After growing up in San Jose, I lived in San Francisco and Philadelphia for my schooling, and then settled in South San Francisco. I married my college sweetheart, Andrew (who’s also a dentist here in the practice), after we both finished dental school. We have two beautiful daughters and a family dog.
When I’m not at work, you’ll find me at my second job: being a mom. I am very active with their school board, enjoy associating with fellow parents, and spending time with my daughters/taking them to their various activities. During my free time, I enjoy cooking, watching Marvel movies/tv shows, and traveling with my family.