“My career in dentistry began shortly after graduating from High School in 1978. I started as a Certified Dental Assistant graduating from Virginia Western Community College in 1979. After working as a CDA for 7 years, I retired to raise our 2 children as a stay home mom. After my youngest started kindergarten, I went back to school to further my education.
There was always a calling to go back to dentistry. In 1998, I enrolled at UNC Chapel Hill in the dental hygiene program where I completed my certificate in Dental Hygiene in 2000. During this process, I realized how much I actually missed performing dental procedures. While completing the hygiene program, I applied for dental school. In February 2000, I was accepted at UNC Chapel Hill in the DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) program, which was completed in May 2004.”
“My philosophy is simple in that I believe each person that sits in my chair is my responsibility to ensure their complete comprehensive dental care. I perform an oral cancer head & neck screening at New Patient Exams and every cleaning appointment. We review your medical needs at each visit, as well as regularly check BP/P to make sure there are no hidden problems. I also believe that your time is just as valuable as mine. I pride myself on not overbooking my schedule. I see one patient at a time. I’ve been a patient in offices where I was on time and yet waited in both the reception room and in a dental chair for what seemed like an eternity while the dentist ran from room to room.
Thank you for giving my staff and myself the opportunity to serve you. ”