A Love for Pediatric Dentistry
I love what I do. I care about each child who walks through my office door. I want every patient, as well as the parents, to be comfortable and confident with my team and the care we deliver.
As a parent, I understand that every family is different. I spend time talking with patients and parents about dental health and preventing issues. In discussing diet, oral hygiene, and good habits, I work with the family to find the solutions that work with their situation.
It’s a pleasure to spend my days surrounded by infants, children, and teens. They keep me young at heart and always on my toes. I love their honesty, and getting to watch each person grow up to develop their own interests and remarkable personalities. It’s rewarding to help a child transition from being an anxious dental patient to a confident one who looks forward to coming for checkups.
I want to make a positive difference in each child’s life. I educate every one about food choices, and encourage children to be active participants in their oral health. I strive to provide them with a wonderful dental experience at every visit.
My Education and Commitment to Continuing Education
- Pearland High School
- Bachelor of Science – Texas A&M University
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery – University of Texas Houston Dental School
- Residency – University of Texas Houston Dental School Pediatric Dentistry Program
- Board certification – American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
I attend multiple continuing education courses in pediatric dentistry throughout the year. I’ve completed courses in oral sedation, treatment of children with special needs, dental materials, emergency management, laser dentistry, diagnosis and restorative procedures, and oral pathology, as well as many other topics. By staying up to date and strengthening my skills, I’m able to ensure the best care and treatment experience for my patients.
- American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, College of Diplomates
- American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
- American Dental Assocation
- Texas Dental Association
- Greater Houston Dental Society
- Houston Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
My wonderful husband Jerry works here in the office, on the business side. I have two beautiful, healthy, and happy daughters, Ellie and Laurel, who keep us busy with their many activities. We also have a cat named Phoebe and a dog named Lola.
When I’m not at work, I love spending time with family and friends. Jerry, my daughters, and I love to go hiking in the mountains and visiting the national parks. We also enjoy snow skiing, and being outdoors on a beautiful day. I volunteer at my daughters’ school, and at our church. Please click here to scheudle an appointment!