I love being a pediatric dentist; I truly believe it was the right job for me. I have a lot of patience, positivity, and silliness, which allows me to make connections with many different patients. This career gives me a chance to work with children of all ages, and all different personalities to make each day completely different. I learn something new every day, whether it is how to work with one patient differently than the last, or a patient teaching me something they learned in school that I didn’t know! I truly believe that working as a pediatric dentist allows me to build relationships, gain trust, and create preventive habits at home to allow for each visit at the dentist (now and in the future) to be positive and comfortable!
Having recently graduated from my pediatric specialty residency, I am excited to get started at PDG! Oral healthcare is so important for all patients, and I love being able to help make a difference. There is always a solution to help treat a child, and I love to educate on how to prevent any future treatment needs.
One of the best parts of being at PDG is the team! We all have the same goals and values. It is important to each and every one of us that our patients are treated in a safe but fun environment. Our goal is to make each child feel comfortable at their visit with us. Every child needs a different approach to care, and we understand these differences!
Education and Continuing Education
- Doctorate of Dental Medicine – University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
- Pediatric Specialty – University of Florida
I am excited to attend continuing education courses in order to learn the new and best ways to treat my patients. My patient’s health and comfort are important to me, and CE courses are one of the best ways to keep up with achieving these goals!
- American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
- American Dental Association
- Florida Dental Association
Beyond the Practice
I grew up in Longwood, Florida, not too far from here! I now live in Lake Nona. We just moved in August and are excited about this next adventure!
My fiancé Raul and I met in dental school in Philadelphia. We have had many adventures along the way, but are excited to start this next one in Orlando together! We love dogs, and although we do not have one yet, we plan to get one in the near future!
When I’m not at work, I love spending time with my family—I am lucky to have my parents, brother and sister-in-law, and ADORABLE nephew in Orlando as well. You may find me on a run (or at OrangeTheory), painting, or just sitting on my couch with my fiancé watching some TV during my free time.
Being out in the community is very important to me. During my residency, I really enjoyed going to elementary schools to educate the children on oral health, as well as place sealants and fluoride for families that wanted it! I believe being active in the community is an important way to get to know my neighbors outside of the dental office!