Every child is unique, and I work hard to provide individualized treatment for every patient I see. I find it incredibly rewarding to have a positive and lasting impact on my patients’ oral and systemic health, while also having silly and memorable interactions every day!
When I was two years old, my family was referred to a pediatric dentist in order to better treat my older sister, who has both physical and mental disabilities. I was fortunate to always have great dental experiences as a child and now do my best to provide warm, pleasant, and positive visits for children of all abilities and their families.
It is of the utmost importance that parents confidently trust our recommended routes of care. I work to ensure parents thoroughly understand their child’s dental needs and do my best to spend whatever time is necessary to discuss concerns and answer questions.
I love being able to gain a patient’s trust at an early age. As a pediatric dentist, it’s wonderful to watch my patients and their families grow physically and emotionally over years of care in our office, and to send them into the world with healthy smiles!
Education, Ongoing Learning, and Professional Affiliations
I have been a dentist for eight years and have practiced pediatric dentistry for six. After growing up in Menomonee Falls, I attended Marquette University as a member of their Pre-Dental Scholars Program and received my Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences in 2010. My Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) was also obtained at Marquette University through the School of Dentistry in 2013. I proceeded to complete my Pediatric Certificate and Master of Oral Science in 2015, at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Outside of the office, I also serve as an adjunct assistant professor at Marquette University School of Dentistry. This allows me to teach and mentor dental students, as well as stay current on the latest innovations, options, and emerging trends in order to provide the highest quality care to my patients.
Being board certified, I am a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, and am also a member of the following:
- American Academy of Pediatric Dentists
- American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
- American Dental Association
- North Central Society of Pediatric Dentistry
- Wisconsin Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
- Wisconsin Dental Association
- Waukesha County Dental Society
I enjoy seeking out opportunities through these organizations to learn via live and online courses, as well as meetings, lectures, seminars, and publications. The knowledge and experience I gain through continuing education allow me to incorporate proven new approaches and options into patient care.
Outside the Office
My husband Ben and I live in Milwaukee with Agnes, our yellow lab. Time with family, especially my niece Shelby and nephew Theo, is a priority when I’m not at the office. I am an avid volleyball player, am constantly trying to improve my golf game, and also enjoy playing the piano. We travel as much as possible, walk the Milwaukee lakefront daily, and are regulars at many of the local restaurants in our area.
Dentists are in a unique position to give back and make a difference in their communities. I have offered my skills as a dentist volunteer at Give Kids a Smile Day and Mission of Mercy, which provide free dental care to individuals in need.
I’m also a member of Milwaukee’s Women for MACC (Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer) and support their numerous activities. Additionally, I support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation; in 2019 I participated in Milwaukee’s Finest Fundraising Campaign and received the “Breath of Life” award as their top fundtaiser.