A Love for My Patients and Their Amazing Smiles
I’m so lucky to love what I do! I’ve worked with kids my entire life and knew I wanted to be a dentist by 8th grade. Pediatric dentistry is a passion for me, and I'm here to teach children their smiles can change the world!
I understand that pediatric dentistry is a whole lot more than just cleaning a patient’s teeth, preventing the formation of cavities, and treating dental issues. It’s about relationships and families. It’s about getting to know each patient and every parent and sibling. It’s about caring for kids throughout their childhood and graduating them into adulthood with no cavities, a proper bite, and a positive outlook on dentistry.
I am fortunate to have found a profession that brings joy to my life and rewards me for doing what I love!
Education and Commitment to Continuing Education
- Undergraduate degree, University of Iowa
- Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Iowa College of Dentistry
- Hospital Residency in Pediatric Dentistry, The Children’s Hospital of Denver
- Specialty Certificate of Pediatric Dentistry
During my two years of advanced training, I cared for a diverse pediatric population. My patients included children who were medically compromised and had special healthcare needs. I also participanted with the craniofacial lip and palate team. This experience, along with my formal schooling, provided me with an excellent foundation in pediatric dental care.
However, this is a constantly evolving specialty: developments in treatments and technology allow us to provide even better care to our patients. It’s essential I remain current on those new options. By pursuing continuing education, I am able to give my patients the best care experience and the most incredible results.
- American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
- American Dental Association
- Colorado Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
- Colorado Dental Association
- Metro Denver Dental Society
I grew up in a small town in Iowa. In fact, it was so small that by the time I was in Junior High I knew everyone by their first name! Today I take pride in the same personable approach. I love really getting to know my patients and making sure, when I see them around town, I remember their names.
Now I live in Denver, with my husband Jason. We have a young daughter, Alyvia and a Labrador Retriever, Taylor. When I’m not working, I’m probably spending time with family and friends. I especially like going out to eat with them! Facetime with family in Iowa and California is important to me, too. I enjoy many outdoor activities, particularly skiing, hiking, or competing in triathlons.