I enjoy providing a positive experience for patients, from their first visit throughout their care, with emphasis on communication and quality dentistry. It is important to establish a trusting, long-term relationship with my patients in order to work together to meet their comprehensive dental needs. I am satisfied knowing I have an ability to affect my patients’ lives in such a profound way.
Prior to attending dental school, I earned my Bachelor of Science in biology at Pennsylvania State University. In the following year, I was a research fellow at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research in Bethesda, Maryland.
I graduated magna cum laude from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry in 2010. I was recognized for academic excellence and leadership by induction into Omicron Kappa Upsilon, and was awarded the Maryland Academy of General Dentistry Award for High Proficiency in Clinical Care and Patient Management.
After dental school, I completed an advanced education in general dentistry program at the Audie L. Murphy Memorial VA hospital in San Antonio, Texas. This yearlong residency offered advanced training in implant placement and restoration, Invisalign® orthodontic therapy, sleep apnea appliances, and conscious sedation. I also became proficient in cosmetic diagnosis and placement of all-ceramic crowns and veneers. After this residency, I practiced comprehensive dentistry for five years in Pennsylvania before moving to New Hampshire. I am happy to be back in New England, since I grew up in Auburn, Maine, and love the great outdoors.
Along with being certified by the National Board of Dental Examinations and North East Regional Board of Examinations, my memberships include the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, New Hampshire Dental Society, and American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
I have been awarded fellowship status in the American Academy of General Dentists, which demonstrates my interest and commitment to ongoing learning in the dental field, and requires that I pass a comprehensive 400-question examination and complete more than 500 approved continuing-education credits. With this knowledge, I strive to get to know my patients personally and recommend customized care that utilizes the most current dental treatments to benefit their overall health.
My husband Mike is a software engineer in Londonderry. We love exploring the outdoors, traveling, camping, hiking, kayaking, and snowboarding.
I look forward to exploring the area and becoming involved in the community through participation with local young professional organizations, ME-NH Penn State Alumni Association, and continued volunteering with Habitat for Humanity.
I can’t wait to meet you and help you achieve your optimal oral health and confident smile.