Being a dentist is more than fixing teeth; each patient and every procedure is an opportunity to strengthen connections and to help that person lead a fuller, happier, and healthier life.
I have been practicing for more than 30 years and love what I do with my days. It’s fulfilling to work with my hands and in partnership with each patient, as we craft and achieve beautifully healthy and stable smiles.
Sometimes the dental treatment I offer can be life-changing, and relieve years of headaches and pain, or restore function and help someone smile for the first time in years.
Other times it’s a simpler process, but it’s no less important: each interaction I have is a chance to touch that person’s life, as I listen to them, offer guidance, and show that I genuinely care about who they are, beyond their teeth.
- Undergraduate degree in biology – Wake Forest University
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery – University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Since completing dental school, I have actively sought out continuing education opportunities locally, regionally, and nationally.
I am a member of several study clubs, as well as professional organizations, and regularly attend meetings, lectures, and seminars. I have also completed courses through the Pankey Institute and Dawson Academy.
Continuing education ensures I provide patients with the most modern dentistry, as well as ensure treatment is efficient, affordable, comfortable, and delivers lasting results.
- American Dental Association
- Academy of General Dentistry
- American Academy of Facial Esthetics
- Buncombe County Dental Society
Beyond the Office
I grew up in Asheville and am proud to call this town my home. I have two daughters, now grown and enjoying life on their own. I enjoy tennis and travel, and scuba diving.
As an active volunteer with the Missions of Mercy dental clinics, I also offer dental care to the underprivileged in our area.