My favorite thing about being a dentist is developing lasting relationships with my patients. I listen to each persons’ smile goals balancing health, beauty and function. Empowering patients to reach their goals and bring out their confidence is incredibly rewarding. Being a dentist allows me to combine medical knowledge, technical skill, artistry and compassion each day. Each person that comes in is unique and deserves to be treated with the upmost of care.
My highly trained, skilled and compassionate team believes in excellence in care and showing kindness to each and every person who enters our practice.
Education and Continuing Education
I grew up right here in Bend and am proud to serve the community I love so very much with the education I have received. I did my undergraduate work at Corban College in Salem where I was an All American scholar-athlete for volleyball. Next, I attended Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health where I earned my certificate in public health and Doctorate in Dental Medicine. I next completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency through Lutheran Medical. This unique residency was the turning point in my career because I received training that most dentists do not get in dental school alone. In my residency I gained knowledge and practice that allows me, today, to do specialty procedures as a general dentist.
Since graduating from dental school in 2011 I have taken countless hours of continuing education each year. I am competent and confident in treating patients with special needs, patients with complex medical conditions, and complex dental needs. I belong to the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, the Central Oregon Dental Society, the Central Oregon Peer Review Committee, and Invisalign. I am also trained in sedation dentistry.
Outside the Office
I have a wonderfully patient and kindhearted husband named Matt. His background is in marketing and owns his own business called Central Oregon Marketing. Together we have two sweet little boys and Colton who are the light of our lives!
Outside the office, I am active in the community I love. I have coached volleyball at one of our local middle schools, I volunteer teaching good early habits to even the littlest of patients. And volunteer at teen youth challenge where we discuss the devastating effects of poor life choices and oral health. Matt and I are also active members in our church. Together we enjoy playing volleyball, hiking, boating, and just about anything as long as it is as a family.