A Passion for Dentistry
I am passionate about providing individualized care for each of my patients. I enjoy getting to know them, and listening to their needs and goals for their oral health. It’s exciting to help them create a unique care plan to meet their needs.
I want my patients to know how honored I am that they entrust their dental health and smile to me. I want to form a partnership with each patient. Working together, we can achieve optimal oral health. I am here for my patients; I can always be called on my personal cell phone after hours, if they have a dental emergency.
It brings me so much joy to serve this community. I feel blessed to be part of the lives of so many wonderful people. The best part of my day is when I make a difference in a patient’s life by helping them achieve their oral health goals. Seeing my patient smile again is the best part of being a dentist. I cannot imagine another profession that would give me so much happiness.
Education and Commitment to Continuing Education
I was awarded my Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Washington School of Dentistry following my bachelor's degree at Seattle Pacific University. Oral healthcare is a field where there are ongoing changes in treatments, new materials being developed, and technological breakthroughs happening. It’s essential I remain current on these changes, as my patients look to me to provide them with the best care and treatments.
I take continuing education courses throughout the year to keep up with the most current, scientifically proven techniques and treatments. I am active in the Washington State Dental Association Academy, and take advantage of the opportunity to learn from the best specialists in the state. Feel free to ask me about the last interesting course I took!
- American Dental Association
- Washington State Dental Association
- Snohomish County Dental Society
Outside the Office
My husband, Zac, and I share our lives with our Shiba Inu puppy, Kona, and our Border Collie/Lab rescue, Luna. We love taking walks and taking our dogs to the dark park. When I’m not at work you can find me spending time with friends and family. Our families live in Auburn and Olympia. We have a nephew named Carter and a niece named Kylie who we love to visit in Maple Valley.
I enjoy challenging myself. I’m an avid runner and have completed four half-marathons and one full marathon.
In the Community
I love being part of and contributing to our community. One of the most rewarding ways I have served has been to volunteer for free dental care days in the area. I am also involved with the great services offered by the YMCA. I’ve been honored to be part of this amazing nonprofit by teaching kids about oral health at the Early Learning Center and volunteering at the annual Healthy Kids Day. Zac and I are also involved with the YMCA annual fundraising campaign, Boots and Bowties Benefit Gala, and their Adopt-a-Family program for Thanksgiving and Christmas.