I am extremely grateful to be in the healthcare profession, and to have the opportunity to change people’s lives. Not only do I get the chance to help others, but I am also able to meet people from all walks of life who help me to be a better person. It allows me to take a glimpse into their lives and to hopefully make a positive impact in it.
Providing patients with smiles they are proud of is my passion in life. I get excited when I am able to make a difference in someone’s life with improvement in their oral health. I got into the oral healthcare field because I feel like I can offer a service that meets a need in people’s lives. I love helping people and making their experience at the dentist enjoyable for my patients.
Education and Continuing Education
- Bachelors in Business Administration – Northeastern State University
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery – University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry
- Advanced Education in General Dentistry – University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry
I participate in continuing education to better serve my patients and keep updated on the newest dental technology and research. Most recently, I have taken the Gerety Comprehensive Straight Wire Orthodontic course, have studied with the Tulsa Endodontic Study Club, and have attended the Pride Institute of Dental Management. I believe that these courses I am invested in will help me treat my patients in a more comprehensive manner.
Outside the Office
Originally from Tahlequah, Oklahoma, I now live in Midtown Tulsa with my husband, Daniel, our 14-month-old son, Nolan, and our dog, Lexi. I am also currently pregnant with our second child, a baby girl. My days outside the office are spent with my family and enjoying all the food, music, and outdoor activities that Tulsa has to offer. I am also very active in my church.
I believe it is my duty as a healthcare professional to improve the lives of those around me, even when I’m not in the office. I have been involved with Mission of Mercy every year in Oklahoma, which provides free dental care for those in need. I also support Maisha International, which funds an orphanage in Kenya. In the future, I plan to visit surrounding elementary schools to provide dental education to children, and am also interested in pursuing water fluoridation for our communities who do not currently have it.