As a child, I remember going places with my parents where strangers would come up to us and rave about how my father took such good care of his patients. I would love for my daughter to have the same memory of me.
Growing up in Northern Virginia created a very strong tie, which eventually brought me back here. My career path started with dental school at the Medical College of Virginia where I earned my Doctorate of Dental Surgery Summa Cum Laude; while I am very proud of that, I had to look up what it meant. A month after graduation, I moved out of state for the first time since early childhood to pursue my residency in orthodontics. The University of Connecticut gave me a Master's in Dental Science, my specialty degree as an orthodontist, and a primo seat for college basketball games.
Over the years, I have come to realize that working and living in the same area I grew up in has many benefits. I run into our patients all over town, from activities with the family, or at local functions. It's an honor and a great self-affirmation to see all the smiles I've contributed to. Spend a little time in our office and you'll see the passion and commitment in our team. It's not all work, as I've managed to get more than a few family friends, and former patients into the dental profession, which makes going to dental meetings very enjoyable.
My wish: be passionate enough to inspire others with my interests.
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Continuing Education, Post-Doctoral Training, and Accolades
- Assistant Professor, Columbia University, NY
- Las Vegas Institute
- Orobiognathic Institute
- Pankey Institute
- American Dental Association
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Southern Association of Orthodontists
- Virginia Association of Orthodontists
- Northern Virginia Orthodontic Study Club
- Elite provider status for Invisalign®
- Top Orthodontist by: Washingtonian, USA Top Dentists