My mission is to provide a warm, friendly environment in which to deliver exceptional orthodontic care to our patients. I am dedicated to offering the highest level of orthodontic treatment along with personalized service to each patient.
My patients are of all ages, come from all walks of life, and many surrounding communities. They truly become a part of my family and I enjoy getting to know each of them.
We have an enthusiastic office with staff members that always go the extra mile to ensure our patients have a positive orthodontic experience. We provide a warm and friendly atmosphere for our patients and their families, always striving to make patients feel comfortable during their journey to a healthy, beautiful smile. We place their needs first in order to meet their treatment goals efficiently.
Education and Continuing Education
I attended Emory University in Atlanta, GA, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Chemistry in 1980.
I then attended the University of Colorado School of Dentistry in Denver, CO, where I earned my Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree in 1985. I graduated second in my class and cum laude, and was elected to the national dental honor society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon.
Following dental school, I completed a year-long General Practice Residency training program at Denver General Hospital, finishing in summer 1986 and then returned to Wooster. I practiced as a general dentist for more than 13 years and then decided I wanted to focus on orthodontics.
I then enrolled in graduate school and received my Orthodontic Certificate and Master of Science (MS) in Orthodontics from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1999.
I take many continuing education courses throughout the year to further my training, education, and to ensure I am treating our patients to the best of my ability. It is important to stay abreast of the latest in technology and options, such as the Forsus Class 2 corrector and Invisalign®. To do this, I regularly attend courses and seminars throughout the country.
We belong to the following Professional Organizations:
- American Association of Orthodontists
- American Board of Orthodontics
- Great Lakes Association of Orthodontists
- Ohio Association of Orthodontists
- Cleveland Society of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- Ohio Dental Association
- Stark County Dental Society
Outside the Office
I am originally from Ocean, NJ, and have lived in Wooster for more than 30 years. I have raised two beautiful children here in Wooster: daughter Heidi and son Tim. Both were patients in my practice along with many of their friends and classmates!
Beyond creating smiles, I enjoy spending time with my husband Rick sailing on Lake Erie, sailing to the South Pacific, and international travel. I also like walking and biking, skiing in Colorado, colored pencil drawing, photography, and taking care of our many adopted pets.