I am passionate about orthodontics and helping people feel confident about their smiles and overall health. I have been affectionately caring for patients in the field of dentistry for two decades.
My journey in dentistry began in Northern Utah where I received a Dental Assistant Certificate from Bridgerland Applied Technology Center in Brigham City, UT. I graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from Weber State University in Ogden, UT where I practiced as a dental hygienist for 10 years.
Finally pursuing my dream of being an orthodontist, I moved to Las Vegas to study dentistry at UNLV. I graduated with a Doctorate of Dental Medicine with the honor of being named Valedictorian of my dental school class. I attended UNLV Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics for 30 months of specialty training in Orthodontics, and received my Masters of Oral Biology defending my thesis in the field of stem cell research.
I have always given back to my community including volunteering as a dental assistant in the Migrant Center of Utah; serving as a dental hygienist in various clinics in Utah for the under privileged; teaching as a dental health educator in many different venues; and doing non-profit volunteer work as a dentist at UNLV Children’s Clinic and Give Kids a Smile. I feel abundant gratitude for my opportunity to be educated in the dental profession. I look forward to many more years of sharing my knowledge and skills within our community.
I embrace life with the same enthusiasm as I embrace the field of dentistry. I am a mother of two sons ages 12 and 10. I love spending time with them doing everything they find interest in, including skateboarding, skiing, hiking, biking, swimming, watching movies, going to museums, playing sports in the park, and traveling. I enjoy the quiet of yoga and reading a good book. Above all, I cherish my time with family and friends and envision this as the heart of life.