My passion for dentistry began early in my teen years. During my junior year of high school, I was accepted into an academic program that allowed me to shadow various professions. I gravitated toward careers in healthcare, and immediately discovered my passion for the field of dentistry. The opportunity to directly contribute to a patient’s oral, as well as overall health, while also building trusting patient relationships, is the main factor that most attracted me to the prospect of choosing dentistry as my profession.
My goal of becoming a dentist was cemented during college. As I pursued my degree in Chemistry at Eastern Kentucky University, I also worked as a dental assistant. This position allowed me to gain personal insight and “hands on” experience into the tremendous positive impact that restoration and improvement of a patient’s smile can have on their lives. After college, I was accepted to the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, where I earned my DMD (Doctor of Dental Medicine.)
My passion for learning and being able to provide my patients with an expert level of care led me to pursue an optional one-year residency at the University of Kentucky after graduating from dental school. I was also honored with the incredible opportunity to provide dental care to our nation’s veterans at the VA Medical Center. Additionally, this residency allowed me to acquire vital operating room experience for patients with special needs, as well as more advanced experience in the fields of endodontics, prosthodontics, pediatric and restorative cases, while also becoming certified in IV moderate sedation.
I am extremely fortunate to be able to spend each day doing what I love—helping patients achieve healthy and beautiful smiles by incorporating the latest techniques and up-to-date technology.
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