I started my dental career by attending Central Oregon Community College’s dental assisting program. Then I worked as a dental assistant in Bend for years before deciding to become a dentist. I decided to complete my undergraduate education at Portland State University, receiving my bachelor’s degree in Health Studies with a concentration in Health Sciences. Oregon Health and Science University’s School of Dentistry is where I received my Doctorate in Dental Medicine.
“Having grown up in Bend, I love getting to practice dentistry in my home community!”
After becoming a dentist, I participated in many aspects of leadership within the dental community. I graduated from the Oregon Dental Association’s inaugural Leadership Academy and was elected as a Trustee on the ODA’s board to represent Central Oregon. I have written several blog posts for the American Dental Association and enjoy getting to participate in our local Central Oregon Dental Society. I am passionate about representing the dental field as a young female and loves providing inspiration and guidance for other women in this field.
In my spare time, I love to spend time with my husband, Nathan, and our three kids. We love to play disc golf, go hiking in the mountains and play at the river. I love a good latte, music trivia, and Central Oregon’s incredible beauty.