As a pediatric dentist, I specialize in the comprehensive treatment and care of children, teens and special-needs patients. I was very scared of the dentist as a child, and I had many negative experiences. I was drawn to be a pediatric dentist because I wanted to change that outcome in others' lives and to be a provider that patients enjoy coming to see.
I have practiced in a variety of rural and low-income areas. My care philosophy is to understand the specific needs and background of the patient populations of my communities. I enjoy talking with families and getting to know our patients.
After being in the National Health Service Corps for four years and serving the Native American population, I have a history and passion for public health. I’m very proud of my service and enjoyed my time with Native communities.
Cincinnati Children's is a great place to bring your child and we are always a resource for the community. I'm excited to be a part of such an extensive program with wonderful access to diverse clinical research areas.
During my free time, I like to hang out with our two pups, Waffles and Maple Syrup. I enjoy hiking, biking and exploring cities. I love spending time with my family and visiting new places.
Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Dentistry and Orthodontics