Pediatric dentistry has given me the opportunity to educate families and potentially change their lives. Giving other people the tools to be successful is extremely rewarding. The challenge of planning a dental visit around what works for each individual—to take care of not only their dental needs, but their emotional needs as well—is fun and fulfilling.
Education and Continuing Education
Ever since I was a young child, I have always been interested in healthcare and taking care of others. My interests ranged from medicine to physical therapy, and I eventually chose dentistry because of its combination of science, art, and one-on-one relationships with others.
I completed my undergraduate studies at Yale University, earning a BS in Molecular Cellular Developmental Biology in 2001. I received my Doctorate of Dental Medicine from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 2008, and completed my residency at the Children’s Hospital of Colorado in 2010.
I truly believe that we all need to continue to learn, to better ourselves and best care for our patients. Collaboration with others, and learning new techniques and advances in dentistry are of the utmost importance when striving to provide the highest standard of care for our patients.
As a new resident of Vermont, I hope to continue and expand my involvement in the community in the near future. The first six years of my career were spent practicing in a public hospital in Denver. It is 100% community based and was a wonderful experience to both provide for and act as a role model for the children who are the future of the community. It is extremely important to me to be involved in the prosperity and advancement of the community in which I live.
- American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
- Canadian Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
- Colorado Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
- American Board of Pediatric Dentistry – Board Certified Pediatric Dentistry
- Royal College of Dentists of Canada – Fellow in Pediatric Dentistry
Outside the Office
My favorite thing to do is to be outside with my family! My husband Jim and I have two children, Claire and Andrew, and we’re always taking advantage of the great outdoors: mountain biking, skiing, hiking, yoga, skating, and playing ice hockey just to name a few! I also love to bake, take boat rides, and knit.