• Doctor of Dental Surgery (2003), Marquette University School of Dentistry, Milwaukee WI
  • Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry (2011), University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine, Las Vegas, NV

Special Professional Interests

Prior to focusing on Pediatric Dentistry, I practiced general dentistry for 8 years. Part of this time was as a Captain in the United States Air Force.  One of my assignments was outside of Tokyo, Japan. I treated military active duty and their dependents.  It was in Japan that I gained experience in pediatric dentistry and loved treating children in a dental setting. My passion grew with experience and witnessing a fearful child learn to feel comfortable and ultimately enjoy seeing the dentist. What better way to have an impact on an individual early in life.  I can help patients overcome their fears at a young age. I love helping people in dentistry and life.

Professional Activities

  • Fellow, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Association of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Minnesota Dental Association
  • Minnesota Academy of Pediatric Dentists
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Minnesota Pediatric Dental Residency and Pre-Dental Program