I know that dental treatment can be nerve wracking for many people. I empathize with this fear and strive to make my patients feel as comfortable as possible. By using breathing techniques during anesthesia and working in a slow and gentle manner, explaining each step along the way, I show my patients that they can trust me and feel at ease when they are in my dental chair. My goal is for my patients to eventually look forward to coming to the dentist to maintain their dental health and confident smile, rather than dread it!
I was born in Chicago and grew up in Miami. I received my Bachelors of Science in Biopsychology from the University of Michigan--GO BLUE!-- and earned my DMD* from Nova Southeastern University. I furthered my education with a General Practice Residency at Jamaica Hospital in Queens, New York, and upon completion of my post-graduate work, I came back to Miami, where I have been practicing ever since.
I am a certified Invisalign provider and also certified in Botox! I’m an active member with the Academy of General Dentistry, the South Florida Dental Association, South Florida Dentists in Pursuit of Excellence, and the American Academy of Clear Aligners.
Family and Community
In my free time I enjoy all kinds of fitness activities, especially yoga. I have a passion for health and wellness including mindfulness and meditation. Living in Miami I try to be outside enjoying the weather as much as possible which includes biking around my neighborhood in Miami Beach and boating. On a rainy day, you may find me trying out new projects at home like making kombucha, pickling, knitting, and making body cream and lip balm.
Giving back to my community is also important to me. I frequently volunteer in various service projects and I am actively involved in Project Ready for School, which helps underprivileged children get all the supplies, items, and uniforms that they will need for the upcoming school year.
* (Fun fact, DMD means Doctor of Dental Medicine. ‘Why not DDM then?” you might ask. It has to do with the Latin translation!)