I am a graduate of the UNC School of Dentistry, with a Master’s Degree in cellular and molecular biology.
I chose this career when I realized I had a passion for service and for creating with my hands as well as my mind. I consider my work akin to sculpture. I also have a passion for healing. The ability to eliminate someone’s pain and discomfort or to allow someone to be infinitely proud of a beautiful smile that functions flawlessly is my definition of job satisfaction. Dentistry is the one career I knew that would satisfy me on a professional level.
The focus of my professional interests lies in the emerging art and science of dental implants. Implants can be used to stabilize a loose denture or give someone back a lost tooth. Until science learns to re-grow teeth, implants are a beautiful and effective treatment.
My personal interests lie in the out-of-doors. Because I am in a profession that demands constant and intense concentration, I like to balance my life with a great deal of physical activity such as mountain biking and skiing.