I grew up in the foothills of southern California but have great memories of visiting my aunt and uncle every summer in Pennsylvania. I felt the east coast calling me and after high school, I attended the University of Pennsylvania to study biology. I loved the lush greenery and the culture of the northeast and became a transplant.
While at Penn I met my husband and after graduating, we moved to New York City. I was still undecided on what career path to pursue and at my family’s suggestion I decided to work for a dentist. In that year, I learned that I loved getting to know the patients. I loved hearing their stories and seeing how dental work could make a huge impact on their confidence. Having always loved the arts and sciences, it was the patient transformations and interactions that made me realize dentistry is for me. I set my sights on dental school and went to the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine.
While at UConn I found the prosthodontic specialty fascinating. Not only the prosthodontists’ need for an artistic edge, but also the combination of looking at a case with a big picture outlook while maintaining intense detail orientation.
I enjoyed prosthetic dentistry so much I decided to specialize in it and enrolled in the prosthodontic residency program at Harvard University. As a resident I treated some of the toughest cases I could imagine at the time. Those cases taught me that every case was unique and each was like a big puzzle from the tiny details of how the slight change of a tooth’s contour can dramatically change its appearance to why someone has fractured teeth. As a huge bonus I found that the tougher cases meant more time with patients allowing me to really get to know them and help guide them in their pursuit of a healthy and functional smile.
After a few years in Boston after graduation, we moved to New Hampshire. Since starting at Bedford Center for Prosthodontics I’ve loved getting to know and working with many of the wonderful patients in the practice. I strive to develop relationships with patients based on mutual respect and to educate them every step along the way so they can make informed decisions that are right for them. My primary goal for every patient is to provide the best long term prognosis with the best function and esthetics possible.
Outside of dentistry, I am the proud mom of two daughters. Witnessing their growth into compassionate individuals is a privilege and I’m soaking in every moment I have with them. They share my love of animals and we have several pets. Their favorite after school activities are tinkering around with their Icelandic pony, Flowbie, and equestrian vaulting. When I’m not cheering on the kids, you will find me either out for a run or at the barn riding and spoiling my own horse, Blondie. As a family, we also enjoy time in the mountains where we can take in the great views and just play outside.