I created this practice to perform excellent dentistry in a comfortable, friendly environment. My passion for dentistry led me to Temple Dental School in 1989. My attention to detail and desire for excellence allows my patients not only the chance to maintain or gain dental health but to achieve the smile of their dreams.
My job is to evaluate your mouth and make sure YOU understand all the options and levels of treatment so you can choose the best plan. What is best? It is all about what YOU want, so you play a very active role in your treatment in my office. When both the patient and office have your best interest in mind, the dentistry will be excellent, and you will be satisfied.
I was born in North Wilmington, DE, and grew up in Camp Hill, PA. After graduating from Trinity High School in 1985, I continued my education and received an Associate of Arts in Chemistry in 1987 from Harrisburg Area Community College and a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from the University of Delaware in 1989. In 1993 I graduated from Temple University School of Dentistry with a Doctor of Medical Dentistry. In 1994 I completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry (A.E.G.D) residency at Temple.
In August 2001, I earned the distinction of Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry. This award recognized my 500 hours of continuing education and my successful completion of a 6-hour comprehensive dental exam in all aspects of Dentistry. I completed 600 more hours of continuing education as well as specific hands-on procedures to be awarded "Mastership" status in the Academy of General Dentistry in 2006 and became one of only 1,600 dentists worldwide to achieve this distinction. I continue to pursue my dental education through courses, seminars and group study, as well as the following professional associations:
I hold dental licenses in Delaware and Pennsylvania. I have shared my dental talents by working limited part-time stretches at various Public Health Organizations. Those facilities included Chester County Prison, the Delaware State Prison System, and West Side Health. To gain experience with special needs adults and children, I worked for the non-profit "Practice Without Pressure." I am a consultant for "The Teledentists" in Delaware and Pennsylvania.