My philosophy is “prevention is key.” My staff and I low delivering quality preventive care and equipping our patients with the toots they need to maintain a healthy mouth and body.
I was born here in the Bay Area and was raised in a medically-inclined family, my mother a pathologist and my father a dentist (still practicing). Growing up I knew I had a knack for the sciences, but I was unsure of my future career choice until about halfway through college at the University of California, Santa Barbara. During my second year at UCSB, I began working as a dental assistant in a private practice in downtown Santa Barbara, and realized that it was the perfect career for me. Dentistry allows one to utilize both knowledge and creativity every day, and there is never a dull moment. From UCSB, I went on to receive my Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, graduating with highest honors. I was then trained in a hospital-based General Practice Residency at the VA Palo Alto Healthcare System and Stanford Hospitals, and I continue to provide dentistry to the Veterans one day per month. I am blessed to work with, and learn from, my father at his private practice in San Jose. I strive to further my knowledge of dentistry through continuing education courses and online study clubs. My goal is to fulfill each of my patient’s unique dental needs and provide ethical and lifelong comprehensive dental care.
I received my Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, graduating with highest honors. Prior to that I received my undergraduate degree in biology from UC, Santa Barbara with honors. Following dental school I was trained in a hospital-based General Practice Residency at the VA Palo Alto Healthcare System and Stanford Hospitals, and I continue to provide dentistry to the Veterans one day per month.
I realized it was also important for me to learn how to treat elderly and medically complex patients because, as we age, it becomes more complicated to care for our teeth. Fortunately, thanks to innovations such as dental implants, getting older does not have to mean getting dentures. I am consistently committed to furthering my education. In additional to completing continuing education I am a part of multiple study groups that review current developments in dental reasearch including Spear Online Study Club, Foothill Study Club, and ITI Study Club.
- Santa Clara County Dental Society
- California Dental Association
- American Dental Association
My husband, Trevor, and I live in Campbell with our puppy Stanley. We enjoy hiking, rock climbing, traveling, and the delicious foods the Bay Area has to offer.