It may be a cliché, but I love dentistry because I like to help people. I enjoy spending meaningful time with my patients, having real conversations, and getting to know the person in my chair. The technical stuff is just that; it’s the people that make my days enjoyable.
I attended the University of California Los Angeles, and earned my Bachelor of Science in psychological science. I continued on at UCLA to receive my Doctorate of Dental Surgery.
I consistently participate in continuing education to remain current in all aspects of the dental field. Dentistry is a rapidly evolving profession and requires hours spent outside the office in classrooms and labs to ensure patients receive the most up-to-date, relevant care. It is very rewarding to apply the most current information to my daily practice; it benefits everybody.
I am a native of northern California and have lived in Santa Barbara since 2002. My husband Bobby is a local fireman, and we have two amazing sons, Ryder and Jarrett. They keep us extremely busy with various sports and activities and I wouldn’t have it any other way. We also enjoy riding dirt bikes, camping, and exploring the world.