For the past 24 years, dentistry has proven to be a tremendous profession for me, and I feel privileged to meet and care for each new patient. I love the fact that through it I have the ability to literally change someone’s life. I can eliminate pain, create beautiful smiles, and restore the ability to chew again. Also, relaxation and sedation options let me do my job in a more comfortable way than ever before. I work to create long-lasting smiles that dramatically improve my patients' confidence and quality of life. My success is based on the knowledge of my strengths and humble approach I take toward each patient. I put others first and focus on providing the highest professional care and most enjoyable dental experience in all treatments.
Education and Continuing Education
I earned a great formal education, receiving my Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Minnesota. Upon graduating, I realized that my education had just begun because there are so many exciting developments happening in dentistry. I have taken numerous continuing education courses and became very involved in the Seattle Study Club and the Bradenton Study Club. Both organizations focus on the latest technologies and breakthroughs in dentistry. We also discuss smile design, which is concerned with achieving beautiful smiles for all our patients.
I am also a proud member of numerous professional organizations, including:
- American Dental Association
- Academy of General Dentistry
- Florida Dental Association
- Florida Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
- Hillsborough County Dental Association
Outside the Office
I grew up in Little Falls, MN, and though I only recently moved to Brandon, FL, three years ago, I have lived in the Florida Panhandle for over 20 years. I am happily married to a great man named Mark. We love to spend time together riding our Harley motorcycle, playing golf, and going to church. I am a very spiritual person and want to see others live in harmony with God's amazing plan for their lives. I take part in a lot of volunteer opportunities and believe that one of my responsibilities is to give to those less fortunate than me. I provide free dental care a few days every year to the underserved population in my area. I also volunteer for Mission Smiles and the Good Samaritan Mission in Wimauma, FL.