“I LOVE Children! No matter how they show up in the world – super healthy or with challenges – I welcome them all into our practice. It is a joy to serve them!”
After graduating from North Central High School here in Indianapolis, I majored in psychology at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia. I graduated from Indiana University Dental School (I modeled while in dental school) and began my residency at Case Western Reserve University/Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital of Cleveland. I opted to make all my kiddie dentures, space maintainers, obturators, and other appliances instead of sending them to a commercial lab.
I became very involved in making obturators/ feeding plates for cleft babies while in my training program. Naturally, I became increasingly interested in treatment planning for patients with special needs including babies born with cleft lip and cleft palates.
My journey also includes extensive work with children with disabilities. I enjoy mentoring young people interested in this amazing profession. I love when students or patients shadow me, and I have the opportunity to show them all that we do just as someone did for me when I was interested in dentistry.