I am truly lucky to be a dentist in Wenatchee, and enjoy coming to work every day. I like to challenge myself by tailoring basic dental principles to specifically fit the need of each patient. I have a special interest working with developmentally disabled children and adults. My experience caring for these patients has helped me to become sensitive to every person’s needs, and helps me read non-verbal cues communicating emotion or discomfort. I am learning something new every day, whether it is an emerging dental technology or a lesson in compassionate care.
A Lifelong Education
After graduating from Dental School, I have never stopped learning. I maintain my continuing education by attending annual national dental conventions and local study clubs. I focus my dental studies on the newest materials and best proven techniques. My highest goal is to provide care for my patients that is efficient and comfortable, and my continuing education helps me ensure the best care possible.
In the Practice
Working in this Wenatchee children’s dental practice is truly a joy! I love watching our infants, children and teens grow and mature. I enjoy talking with them about their lives and interests. I am excited to live in a community I work in, and have the opportunity to see my patients and their families in my everyday life. I get to see their smiles and know I am making a difference in their lives!
My work at Childrens Dentistry of Wenatchee requires the knowledge and abilities to ensure each patient attains and maintains optimal oral health, but it also enables me to teach each patient about proper home care. I enjoy talking with each patient about their overall health and lifestyle so I can fully understand the dental issues they may be encountering. Our staff and I take the time to speak with every patient about proper brushing and flossing habits so they are enabled and excited to keep their smile healthy!
Three years ago my husband Ian and I relocated from Florida. I was pregnant and it is hard to believe our son, Brooks is now three! I worked hard to earn the title dentist, but the best title in my life is “mommy.” Ian and I are having so much fun raising our little boy in Wenatchee. Brooks has a busy social schedule with swim, gymnastics and fun at the library. He has already developed a love for the outdoors, giving us the opportunity to explore the many local hiking trails. You can find us on most Saturday mornings walking the loop trail and shopping at the Wenatchee farmer’s market.