I love dentistry because I am able to serve people by meeting their oral healthcare needs, and in the process I am able build relationships with them. I can restore or create a beautiful smile, and alleviate discomfort and pain. I am able to change the lives of my patients for the better. It is a gift to be a dentist and to be able to do the things I do each day. From my staff to my patients, their lives challenge me to grow as a person and to give back to my community. Being a dentist means I am able to heal people and to make their lives fuller, richer, and easier. Having dental problems or dental anxiety are traumatic for patients, and I strive to make sure that those I care for understand I am here to listen, reassure, and help. I do not judge, I only see the person before me and how I can assist that person toward the goal of great oral health and wonderful, beautiful, individual smiles.