I received my DDS degree from the University of Washington School of Dentistry in 1995. I worked in private practice for 23 years, including 17 years in my own practice, before joining Smile Programs in 2018. Becoming a dentist was very personal to me as my teeth came in very crowded with many complications, so I spent much time as a child at dental offices. I was lucky to have great people caring for me through the long process and I wanted to do the same for others. I also enjoy doing small, detailed work and I love getting to talk with people, so dentistry became the perfect choice for me. I have four amazing children of my own, who are all grown up now. I also have a dog and three cats, who provide endless hours of entertainment and love. Working for Smile Programs is my absolute dream job because there is nothing I enjoy more than working with children. I love hearing the stories they proudly talk about their wiggly teeth, their pets, their favorite foods, what they played at recess and everything else they are excited to talk about. Being around these delightful young people makes my heart so happy and definitely keeps me feeling young. I truly adore this job and am so appreciative for the trust you give us in caring for your precious children.
October 18, 2019