“I am passionate about treating dental disease and helping people save teeth and improve their health. Establishing relationships with my patients is one of the most rewarding aspects of my practice and I am honored to be able to play a role in my patients’ lives.
It’s hard to believe I’ve been involved in dentistry for over 40 years! I began as a dental assistant after completing a college training program. I enjoyed science and decided dentistry would be a great career, so I took additional science courses at U.C. Berkeley and graduated from UCLA School of Dentistry in 1984. Being detail-oriented, I chose to complete an additional three years of education and specialize in Periodontics, which I love. There have been so many advances in my field of Periodontics over the past 20 years; this has been a very exciting career choice.
Usually, patients are referred to me by their general dentist, although patients may also contact my office directly to become a patient. It is refreshing to work with so many talented dentists in the Pacific Northwest. Coordinating treatment plans for patients is truly a team effort and it has been very rewarding working with many finely trained professionals in the area. Communication with a patient’s primary dentist is of paramount importance, so several hours per week I spend composing detailed letters regarding patient care.
Outside of my practice, I enjoy our beautiful Pacific Northwest environment. Whether it’s hiking, bicycling, kayaking, canoeing, or riding motorcycles, there is never a shortage of ways to enjoy free time.”