I grew up in northern Virginia and moved to Richmond to pursue my education. I attended Virginia Commonwealth University and graduated from the Honors College with a major in Biology and minor in Chemistry. While at VCU, I was the president of the VCU Dental Club. It was during this time that I first started volunteering with Mission of Mercy Projects, providing free dental care to underserved communities across the state of Virginia. I developed a passion for these missions and continued volunteering with MoM Projects throughout undergraduate, dental school, and residency. I attended the VCU School of Dentistry where I received my Doctorate in Dental Surgery. While in dental school, I was a member of the Psi Omega Fraternity, Hispanic Dental Society, and social chair of my class. One of my favorite mission projects during dental school was when I spent a week in rural Jamaica providing care to locals alongside my classmates.
After dental school, I completed a two-year General Practice Residency at the McGuire Veterans Hospital here in Richmond. During these two years, I received extensive training with regards to crown and bridge, dentures, root canals, extractions, bone grafts, implant placement and restoration, and IV sedation. After my residency, I spent two years working at a pediatric dental office, spending one day a week in the OR at St. Mary’s addressing severe decay in young children and special needs patients. I love working with children and continue to work part time at the same pediatric dental office.
I am a member of the American Academy of Clear Aligners, American Dental Association, Virginia Dental Association, Richmond Dental Society, as well as a fellow of the Dawson Academy.
When I am not practicing dentistry, I enjoy running, biking, kayaking and tubing the James River, reading, and spending time with my husband and sweet pup Peanut.