Dentistry allows me to help my patients in many ways. Knowing and caring for my patients and their families, and protecting and improving their dental and general health makes dentistry a uniquely fulfilling career. It is gratifying when I can transform fearful patients with a history of unpleasant dental experiences into calm and happy patients who are able to undergo any dental procedure without the fears and phobias that once plagued them. My goal is to treat my patients with care and respect so they feel comfortable and welcome at Maplewood Dental.
Education and Continuing Education
- Bachelor's degree in Microbiology – University of Florida
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery – Emory University, Atlanta, GA
- General Practice Residency – Emory University/Atlanta Veterans Administration
I participate in continuing education both locally and on a national level whenever possible and in excess of what Is required for my licensure. I am excited to learn about new techniques and research in the field of dentistry so I can offer my patients the best treatment, materials, and information possible. I have expanded my training in the rapidly evolving field of implant dentistry, as this procedure to replace missing teeth offers a huge advantage over previously available solutions. I feel it is my responsibility to my patients to continually improve my service and increase my connection to and enthusiasm for the field of dentistry.
Outside the Office
Born in Rochester, NY, and raised in Southfield, MI, I have now lived in the Jupiter/Tequesta area for the past 27 years. My husband, Michael, was my main supporter in starting my own practice. He built my office and has always been there for me to help keep it running smoothly. We are fortunate to have three wonderful children. Alison has graduated from UCF and our twins, Rachel and Samantha, attend South Fork High School. We also enjoy the company of our two dogs and three birds.
Giving back to the community is important to me. I have enjoyed donating goods and services to local organizations to help raise money for their charitable work, as well as helping to sponsor 5K races to benefit the Children’s Home Society of Palm Beach County. I have also spoken to young children in many elementary schools about caring for their teeth and have done pro bono dentistry for individuals who otherwise would go without. I am very grateful to live in such a beautiful place that many people in other areas can only dream of.