My interest in the field of orthodontics began as early as middle school, which led me to eventually become a dental assistant and discover my passion for dental care. I was driven to choose the dental profession by a desire to transform others lives through changing their smiles and bolstering the confidence they have in themselves. Each day, I come to work so I can help make a difference in peoples lives by working closely with them to help create beautiful smiles.
After 23 years of working as an orthodontist, I still love and enjoy what I do. It has always been my goal to make each patient feel comfortable and provide excellent results when they come to me for their orthodontic treatment. Over the years, I have met wonderful patients and their families. Every day I feel blessed to have made a difference in my patients lives.
Motivated by my deep commitment to excellence and my dedication to my patients, I achieved a board certification through the American Board of Orthodontics (ABO). I have received other awards and honors, including the American Association of Women Dentists Award, the American Society of Pediatric Dentistry Award and the Academy of General Dentistry Award. I was also selected as a member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society and have held a professor position at the University of Florida College of Dentistry.
As a diplomate of both the American Board of Orthodontics and the Roth Williams International Society of Orthodontists (RWISO), I feel it is important to stay on the cutting-edge of orthodontics in order to offer the most advanced treatments. Thus, I hold active memberships in various local, state and national dental/orthodontic organizations, including: