My professional motto is to have compassion for all with a commitment for excellence. I believe the foundation for good dentistry begins with a trusting and positive relationship between the dentist and patient. It is important to treat each patient with respect and to listen to their concerns in order to determine the best customized dental care plan that fits their health goals and budget. I also believe that excellence in oral health is grounded in maintaining good preventive dental care and in using evidence-based procedures with proven effectiveness.
Therefore, I will take time to educate and give preventive options so that you can strengthen your teeth and proactively maintain optimum oral health. When restorative care is needed, I also will take time to explain procedures so you understand the process and can make informed decisions about your care. I am dedicated to helping you resolve your dental issues through an informed and comfortable-care experience.
Education and Continuing Education
- General Practice Residency – Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL, 2019
- Doctor of Dental Surgery, Cum Laude – Marquette University School of Dentistry, Milwaukee, WI, 2018
- Bachelor of Science, Biology – University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, 2014
As a recent graduate of Marquette University and through the completion of the residency program at Loyola University Medical Center, I have been prepared to provide the very best treatment options to my patients. In order to maintain excellence and grow in my practice I also am committed to ongoing education because dentistry continues to evolve, and I want to offer the best possible care that is evidence-based and effective. I regularly attend the Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting and other conferences, seminars, and lectures to learn about the latest research and techniques in dental care. These conferences allow me to learn from leaders in the profession and help me develop professional relationships and knowledge that benefit my patients.
During my dental residency, I worked in general dentistry at the Loyola Oral Health Center with a diverse patient population including pediatrics, and with veterans at Edward Hines Jr. VA hospital with a focus on oral surgery and geriatric dentistry. I also completed rotations in anesthesia, internal medicine, and emergency room at the Loyola University Medical Center and performed on-call duties once a week in the hospital and level one trauma emergency room.
- Spear Study Club, Barrington IL
- Chicago Dental Society
- American Dental Association
- Delta Sigma Delta – International Dental Fraternity
Outside the Office
I grew up in the northern suburb of Evanston where my parents and grandparents still live. I currently live in the west Lincoln Park neighborhood in Chicago. I am excited to be back in the Chicago area where I am reconnecting with long-time friends, enjoying Chicago sports, especially the Bears, and exploring the many cuisines and cultural experiences the city offers.
For vacations, I enjoy trips with family and outdoor activities such as fly-fishing, hiking, and camping. Each year, I take a camping trip to Colorado and Wyoming with my cousins where we have fun hunting, fishing, and mountain biking. I also like to vacation in Door County, Wisconsin, where my family has a long-standing tradition of camping in Peninsula State Park and doing outdoor activities and water sports.
I also enjoy technology and keeping abreast of technology trends and the newest capabilities. I look forward to contributing my tech skills to the office as needed.
In the Community
I enjoy working with children and adults who have special needs and have participated in the following organizations:
- Special Smiles - Special Olympics, Chicago, IL
- Best Buddies, Madison, WI and Milwaukee, WI
- Mission of Mercy, Fond du Lac, WI, and Eau Claire, WI
- Give Kids a Smile, Milwaukee, WI
I look forward to continued service with local organizations to improve the lives of those in my community.