My profession means the world to me. It motivates me and drives me to continue to reach higher and farther. I love getting up and going to work every morning because of all the great people I know I will come in contact with. The diversity of my patient base reminds me why this country is so great. There is so much to learn from people in terms of culture and experiences, and I wouldn't trade what I do for anything. Getting to know my patients is greatly fulfilling to me, and the most important reward I receive is seeing their joyful smiles at the end of their orthodontic journey.
I am passionate about helping people understand the benefits to orthodontic treatment besides just achieving a beautiful smile. While that is important, having straight teeth is also essential to proper function, health, and confidence.
Education and Continuing Education
- Bachelor of Science in Chemistry – Howard University
- Master's in Forensic Science – George Washington University
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery – Howard University
- Orthodontic Residency – Howard University
Continuing education is especially important because it allows me to stay aware of the latest treatment techniques and determine whether or not it will have an application in my practice. I focus on providing the most efficient, effective treatments, such as the Damon® System, and participate in focused training regarding that technology. My passion for staying up to date means my patients can expect to receive the highest quality and most advanced care in my office.
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Maryland State Dental Association
- Middle Atlantic Society of Orthodontists
- Maryland State Board of Dentistry
Outside the Office
I am very fortunate to have come from a close-knit family, with everyone living within 30 minutes of one another. We are all avid sports fans and love spending time together. When I'm not at work, I'm usually watching movies or sports, exercising or reading. I also love to travel. My favorite non-work related activity is exploring new places; it is thrilling to try different foods and activities, and I’m always up for an adventure.
I am dedicated to spreading the value of education by talking with and mentoring young people. I am involved in community health outreach programs as well as job fairs and youth education. I love having the opportunity to pass on what I have learned to someone else.