I get great enjoyment from my profession. I understand that going to the dentist for most people is not their most favorite activity, but I make every effort to treat people the way I would treat my own family. My goal is to make their experience the best dental experience they have ever had.
One of the greatest parts of my day is interacting with so many people from such diverse walks of life. Each person I meet gives me a unique perspective on the lives of those around me. Seeing the world through my patients’ eyes is something I look forward to each and every day.
Education and Continuing Education
- East Carolina University – Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry, 2001
- University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill – Doctorate of Dental Surgery with Honors, 2005
- University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill – Advanced Education in General Dentistry, 2006
I believe continuing education is crucial to keeping up with the latest advances in dentistry. In order to provide the best patient care, I continue my studies in all aspects of general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry.
- American Dental Association
- North Carolina Dental Society
- American Academy of Implant Dentistry
- Foothills Dental Continuum
In the Community
Being active in the community is a big part of my life, both personally and professionally. I have been the dental coordinator for Give Kids a Smile in Catawba County for ten years, and was a key member of the team that organized the Hickory Missions of Mercy dental clinic in June 2012. I have also volunteered for the Baptist Men’s Dental Bus for local elementary schools. I am a member of First Baptist Church-Hickory. There I serve on the Finance Committee, teach Children’s Church and volunteer in other areas of ministry.
Outside the Office
Our two children, Josh and Amelia, keep my hands full when I’m not at work. Josh is in the 3rd grade and Amelia is in the 1st grade at Hickory Christian Academy. They are super involved in church activities and sports! I enjoy running, yoga, FUEL and spending time with my family. For my 10th year in practice, in 2016, I ran my first Tarheel Ten Miler road race in Chapel Hill! The most important job I have every day is being a great mom. That means striving to be a great person and letting them see the love and generosity that comes from that.