I feel my passion for my job is very apparent to my patients. No matter what is going on, I go in with a smile and ready to deliver whatever my patient needs at that moment.
I absolutely love building relationships with the kiddos and watching them grow. It brings me much joy to guide a fearful child through the different challenges that dentistry can bring, and see them evolve into a confident individual who can get through any treatment necessary.
The things kids say, the stories they tell, their dreams and adventures and excitement – each child and every interaction keep my days interesting!
Truly, being a pediatric dentist means so much to me that I’m not sure who I am without it!
Education and Professional Activities
I was raised in Scranton and attended the University of Scranton where I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Science. Dental school was at Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Dentistry, where I obtained my Doctorate of Dental Medicine (DMD). I then obtained my Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry at Brookdale Hospital Medical Center in Brooklyn.
I am a former clinical instructor at both the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and Temple University’s Kornberg School of Dentistry.
Continuing education is core to how I practice dentistry: it is so important for me to keep my mind fresh and learning new things so I can deliver the best possible care to my patients.
Dentistry, and the pediatric dentistry specialty, is always evolving. As new technologies, materials, and methodologies are developed, it is my responsibility to study the new options, evaluating each in terms of what they might bring to patient care. Those changes which improve comfort, efficacy, efficiency, and safety are adopted and incorporated in the patient experience!