Creating Friendships While Crafting Smiles
I love being an orthodontist! There is simply no other profession that combines science, art, and personal connections. I spend my days surrounded by energetic, dynamic people who are changing their lives and get to share their excitement … and their smiles!
My time with patients is the best part of my day. I enjoy interacting with them, learning who they are, and becoming their friends. Whether I’m working with a child telling me about extracurricular activities, a teen talking about plans for college, or an adult sharing insight into his or her experiences, my world is enriched. No two days are the same, no two patients are the same, and no two visits are the same. All our patients makes the day as exciting and unique as they are!
I approach treatment planning and care of each person as if he or she were my child or part of my family. I strive to be gentle and respectful, placing the patient’s needs at the forefront of all my decisions. I never forget that I’m caring for a person, not just a set of teeth.
I work with an amazing group of people who truly treat our patients as if they are family members. Each person works hard to give our office a very warm, family-like environment in the hope that patients and their families feel comfortable and welcome at each and every visit.
- Bachelor’s degree – University of Florida
- Doctorate of Dental Medicine – Nova Southeastern University
- Master of Science and orthodontic certificate – University of Minnesota
Through continuing education, I stay current on new orthodontic methods, technological advances, and scientific findings. My patients deserve the best — and correct — care approach that’s tailored to their specific situation; postgraduate studies ensure that I exceed their expectations and create the healthy, confidently beautiful smile of their dreams.
- American Association of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- Volusia-Flagler County Dental Association
- Volusia Dental Academy
- Spears Online
Beyond the Practice
I grew up just south of here, in Merritt Island, and moved to Ormond Beach in 2007 with my high-school sweetheart and now husband, Jason. Non-work hours are spent chasing around our two wonderful — and very energetic — young boys, Zorin and Finn. When I’m able to find free time, I enjoy boating and playing tennis.