Making people want to smile is one of the most rewarding aspects of being a dentist. My goal is to make a difference in my patients’ lives by being a trustworthy dentist who always takes the time to listen to my patients’ concerns and answer their questions.
I want to be as gentle as I can in my treatment, because my patients’ comfort is always at the forefront of my mind. The most rewarding thing I can hear is when patients tell me after an appointment, “I don’t know why I was so worried about it; that was easy!”
Most meaningful, however, are the relationships I build with my patients and employees. Getting to know them and sharing in their lives is what makes me excited about going to the office each day.
Education and Continuing Education
I earned my Bachelor of Science with honours from Acadia University. In searching for my profession, I wanted to do something that balanced art and science, but also involved working with people. Dentistry was the perfect fit! I continued my education and received my Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Western Ontario School of Dentistry in 2003.
I have always thought of education as a lifelong journey. My memberships with the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, Ontario Dental Association and Waterloo-Wellington Dental Society allow me to stay up to date with the most current methods and materials available.
Family and Community
I am married with three children and two adorable Cavalier King Charles spaniels. When I’m not at work, I’m most likely spending time with my family, taking my kids to activities, or going for walks to the park with the kids and dogs. I’m also an avid reader, so feel free to share with me your favourite books! I am passionate about paying it forward: being a fair person and teaching my children respect and compassion for all people.