From the time that I lost my first tooth, I knew that I wanted to be a dentist. As I grew older and more passionate about choosing this profession, I found that being a dentist would enable me to help people look and feel better. Our oral health is so intrinsically involved with our overall health, and I love having the opportunity to provide my patients the most effective, beneficial, and gentle care that helps them lead healthier, happier lives. Not a day goes by where I do not feel blessed that I get to do what I’ve always dreamed of doing: helping people. Being able to do this with such a special staff and colleague and an amazing group of patients is just the icing on the cake!
Education and Continuing Education
I completed my undergraduate education at Kansas State University and then continued on at the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s College of Dentistry to receive my Doctorate of Dental Surgery.
Because I know exactly how important it is for my patients that I stay as current and advanced in my professional field, I undertake many hours a year in continuing my education so that I can provide the utmost in patient care. I participate in hands-on learning and educational meetings from the most respected leaders in the field of dentistry, and our team as a whole spends so much time on team-building continuing education. All of this is done to ensure that we, as doctors, and our staff are able to offer our patients the type of services and treatments they need and deserve. We want only the best for the people who come to us for their oral health needs.
Outside the Office
I grew up in Goddard, Kansas, a small town outside of Wichita, and have had the pleasure of calling Nebraska home for the last eight years. At home, I have two handsome young boys named Tabin and Eli. As avid readers, we love nothing more than those quiet hours where we can sit around and read together. When I am not spending time with my boys, I enjoy running in marathons, relays, and mud runs. One of the things I love most about my races is that most the of the ones I compete in throughout the year go towards supporting various causes in my community; this is such a win/win situation, as I am able to stay healthy and help to support the wonderful people with whom I share my community.