I am so lucky to have a job that I love. Going to work and feeling like I have made someone healthier and feel better about themselves is such a rewarding experience. I also like how there is so much flexibility with my profession, allowing me to be a mom as well.
For the past 19 years, I have been passionate about seeing the differences in my patients, whether it is helping them get out of discomfort or helping them achieve a smile they are proud of. My patients continually inspire me, and it feels satisfying when they are so appreciative of the work we do.
I obtained my Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Indianapolis, and my Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the Indiana University School of Dentistry. I have also taken a number of continuing education courses involving TMD treatment, snoring and sleep apnea, and restorative and smile design. I am continuously trying to seek out new information and techniques to help me treat my patients with the best treatment possible. I feel the field of dentistry is continuously changing and the only way to stay current is by learning the newest and best way to perform treatments.
- American Dental Association
- Indiana Dental Association
- North Central Dental Association
- Chicago Dental Society
In addition, I am quite involved in the community. In the past, I have volunteered at a local dental clinic as a dentist and instructor. I also served on the board of our local YMCA for three years, was chairperson for the Children’s Dental Health Month for three years, have been a Give Kids a Smile Volunteer dentist since 2007, am a founding member of the North Central Dental Foundation, and am a board member of Dental Lifeline of Indiana (formerly known as Donated Dental) since 2000.
About Our Team
Working with our team is wonderful! We take them to almost all of our continuing education courses so they are very well trained. They are also extremely conscious of all of their work and of how the practice runs. Our team is very friendly and is always smiling and making patients feel at ease. We have a lot of dental phobic patients and we constantly hear from them how our staff put them at ease. In addition, we always run on time, and you will receive a friendly greeting every time you come into our office.
I am a native of Mishawaka, Indiana and married another Mishawaka native who is a fireman. We have five children, and they are all very active in sports, especially hockey. We also have a dog named Leo, a cat named Max, and several reptiles that one of my sons keeps. Outside the office, you can find me driving my kids in my minivan to an activity or field trip. I also love gardening and scrapbooking, which I do with my best girl friends.