I’ve devoted my life to being a dentist. It’s an honor to have so many patients to care for, and my life has been enriched through getting to know and care for wonderful children and their parents. It’s so rewarding to be able to help all kids, but especially those who are nervous or come to me with an urgent dental problem. Every day, I am amazed by precious infants, laugh with silly toddlers, experience the world of elementary school kids, and admire the accomplishments of teenage patients.
- Bachelor of Science, biology – University of Michigan
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery – University of Detroit Dental School
- Certificate in pediatric dentistry – Mott Children’s Dental Center
- Cleft lip and palate fellowship – Children’s Hospital of Michigan
I’m devoted to continuing education. I take pride in staying on the leading edge of research and dental developments in an effort to do the best for my patients. I have had the honor of providing continuing education programs to many general dentists, dental hygienists, and pediatricians.
For many years, I have taught future dentists in the pediatric dental clinic at University of Detroit Mercy Dental School. I am one of the few Ann Arbor pediatric dentists in private practice who has become a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, a high educational distinction in the profession.
- American Dental Association
- American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
- Michigan Dental Association
- Michigan Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
In the Community
Serving the people in my community is very important to me. Several times each year my family and I volunteer at Alpha House, a temporary shelter for homeless families and children. My husband and I regularly donate blood to the Red Cross. Together, we have donated more than ten gallons! I also help with Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation, Avalon Housing, Habitat for Humanity, and Food Gatherers. Giving to and working with these organizations brings me great satisfaction.
I live in Ann Arbor with my husband Dan and our teenage daughter Maeven. Following her extra-curricular activities with school, sports, and music keeps us busy. We also have a yellow Lab named Handsome. We have become beekeepers and hope to improve our gardens and have honey to enjoy. I love to read, snow ski, travel, and spend time in my flower and vegetable gardens.