I was born in Philadelphia, Pa. but lived in many different areas because my father was career military. One of four children, there was never a dull moment growing up and my siblings and I still enjoy getting together every year for a family reunion. After living on Army bases in Virginia and Germany, my family moved to Florida then settled in Southern Illinois and later moved to Chicago. I attended the University of Illinois Champagne/Urbana from 1979-1983 where I earned a degree in Biology and concurrently competed as a member of the U of I Big 10 Fencing team. I then attended dental school at the University of Illinois in Chicago from 1983-1987 After dental school, I moved to California to work at Mt. Zion Hospital as a dental resident. I was fortunate to be selected for a second year at Mt. Zion as the chief resident where my duties included mentoring the first year residents. In 1989 I began a private practice in San Rafael and for a few years continued to teach at UCSF in their Advanced Education in General Dentistry program to help hone the skills of new graduates. While at UCSF my specialties were hospital dentistry, operating room dentistry and geriatric dentistry. I worked in private practices in San Rafael, Sunnyvale and San Carlos before settling in Fremont.
What are the top 3 treatments that you focus on?
1) We focus on educating patients for prevention of dental problems. 2) We use photography and digital x-rays to help patients more fully understand their situation and then are able to select the dental care that is best for them. 3) We select modern materials and high tech equipment to allow us to perform conservative treatment that is as long lasting as we can make them.