I am honored to be able to call myself an orthodontist and help people smile every day. It is great to know I affect a person’s image and self-esteem in such a positive way. Regardless of their age, each one of my patients has something very important to share with me. It is always amazing to see an adolescent patient start their braces and then finish treatment as a young adult. Their transformations are why I love what I do.
I attended Kalamazoo College where I graduated with my Bachelor of Arts in 1989. I received my Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 1993 and proceeded to earn my master’s and certificate in orthodontics in 1996. I have been proud to serve the Midland community since 1996.
It is crucial to keep up with new techniques and technology. I take many different types of continuing education courses each year to stay up to date. I also stay involved with the greater dental community by being an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the Great Lakes Association of Orthodontists, and the Michigan Association of Orthodontists.
I am a native of Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan and have lived in Midland since 1996. I love spending much of my time, both at work and at home, with my husband Dale. We have a son, Alec, and three daughters, Madeline, Elizabeth, and Julia, who keep us busy with their many activities.