On Being a DentistAs a dentist, I love my job and the people it surrounds me with. Every day I spend time with amazing people, each with stories to tell and insights to share. As I care for my patients, along the way we become more than doctor and patient; we become friends, and they feel like an extension of my family. Watching their families grow, celebrating with them at the birth of a new baby or a wedding, feeling sorrow as someone they love passes ... all of these things are beautiful and represent the connection I strive to develop and nurture with each patient.
Dentistry is a combination of science, art, and psychology. I need to bring all three together in order to help each patient achieve and maintain great oral health and a beautiful smile. But every person’s situation presents unique challenges, too, and I must call upon my professional knowledge and experience, and often my creativity, to overcome those challenges and help the patient develop the healthy mouth he or she deserves.
My Education and Commitment to Continuing Education
- Doctorate of Dental Medicine, University of Florida College of Dentistry
- General dentistry residency, Jacksonville, FL