Changing Smiles, Changing Lives
As an orthodontist, I have the opportunity to make a lasting, wonderful change in the life of each patient I treat. I love watching every person transform, from visit to visit, as their teeth gently move into a healthier, more attractive position.
Every patient, regardless of their age, gains confidence during treatment; as their self-esteem grows they begin to share more and more of their personality. Watching a person go from feeling uncomfortable with their teeth and hiding their smile to someone who feels good about themselves, who smiles widely and unselfconsciously, is an incredible experience. I am fortunate as I see that happen every day!
I’ve been practicing for over 20 years and can honestly say I love what I do. I value the relationships that grow with patients and am happy to be part of their lives during this exciting time. It’s fulfilling to know the smiles that we accomplish, by working together, will be carried forth and shared for years to come!
My Team and Our Practice
I am proud of the team I have assembled and all they do to ensure the best patient experience, from the first interaction to the final visit. Each person brings their own strength and skills to our office and, together, they maintain and strengthen our warm and caring environment.
- Bachelor of Arts in Biology, SUNY Binghamton
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery, SUNY Buffalo
- Orthodontics specialty training, SUNY Buffalo
It’s essential to stay current on the latest research findings, newest modalities, and technological innovations, so I am able to provide patients with the highest quality of care.
As an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists and the American Dental Association, I have access to a wide range of post-graduate education. Each year I complete many continuing education courses and attend meetings, lectures, and seminars. I also avidly read orthodontic and dental journals and other publications.
Beyond the Practice
After growing up in Long Island, I’ve lived in Orchard Park for the last 20 years – since finishing my orthodontic training. My husband Scott, a physician, grew up in Orchard Park and we’re raising our two sons, Joshua and Ryan, here. Jack, our dog, rounds out our family.
Outside the office, I’m usually found spending time with my family and friends. I also enjoy playing tennis and golf, and I love to read. Helping others is important to me, so I volunteer with Hospice, as well.