Helping my patients through pediatric dentistry is my passion! I am dedicated to helping children increase their dental health, boost their self-confidence, and overcome their fears. I am forever grateful to be a part of the lives of the families in my community.
There is never a dull moment when you work with children! Each patient deserves a unique care approach, and that requires us to be creative as we strive to keep everyone smiling while they’re here. I love the excitement on a child’s face as he or she learn ours is a fun, safe place to visit; and I love watching kids grow into responsible adults who are enthusiastic about caring for their smile!
Our team is truly remarkable. We all value family and we all love children. Although we take what we do seriously, we also believe in having fun while we work and keeping our environment upbeat and cheerful. In fact, you’ll often hear our team — including the doctors — singing along with the movies we have playing in the office!
Education and Continuing Education
- Doctorate of Dental Medicine – University of Florida College of Dentistry
- Pediatric dental residency – Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center
I am committed to furthering my education constantly: strengthening my skills, and expanding the care I provide. I’ve completed postgraduate course work in sedation dentistry, aesthetic crowns, and preventive dentistry.
Sedation dentistry is essential because not every child can put on a brave face during a visit. Sedation adds a little help in the bravery department and keeps the patient calm and comfortable. With aesthetic crowns, I’m able to create and place restorations that look virtually identical to original teeth, so the patient doesn’t feel self-conscious.
Of course, preventing problems from starting, and keeping little issues from becoming big ones, is essential. Through a range of preventive care, and educating patients and parents, I help prevent future problems.
Continuing education challenges and strengthens me, and ensures each patient receives the right care for their specific needs.
- American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
- Florida Dental Association
- Central Florida District Dental Association
- American Dental Association
Beyond the Practice
Born in New York, I was raised in South Florida and now live in Orlando. My husband Reggie and I have three children — Samaya, Avery, and Anderson — as well as an adorable French Bulldog. The kids are involved in many local sports, including gymnastics, football, baseball, and tennis. Yes, we’re kept busy getting them to practices and games!
I love playing tennis myself, and am often found at USTA in Lake Nona. I also enjoy volunteering with elementary and middle schools in the community. Our schools always need people to support the educators and students. I love seeing and interacting with my patients outside of the office. These interactions foster a sense of togetherness, since the children and parents see me as more than their dentist; I’m also a parent, a volunteer, and yes, part of our community.