Pediatric dentistry has a special place in my heart because when I was 9 years old, I needed a root canal on my front tooth after a basketball injury. The overall experience made me realize the importance of an empathic dentist that is able to connect with children at all ages. I strive daily to give my patients a positive experience while educating them on how to care for their smile for a lifetime.
I grew up in Danbury, CT and attended the University of Connecticut for my undergraduate degree as well as receiving my dental degree from UConn School of Dental Medicine in 2012. I completed a general dentistry residency in Flushing, NY before returning to Connecticut to work at my childhood dental practice. The ability to treat a whole family was rewarding, yet I realized alleviating children’s dental anxiety was truly fulfilling. After working as a general dentist for seven years, I decided to specialize in pediatric dentistry and attended the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY.
I been extremely fortunate to participate and lead service outreach trips and dental orientated trips in Dominican Republic, Haiti, Honduras, and most recently Nicaragua. These are some of my most cherished experiences. I volunteer locally at the Connecticut Mission of Mercy for free dental access weekends since dental school. I have been active with Special Olympics Connecticut since middle school. I also like to teach and mentor students at different levels of their education. I have been faculty for medical, dental, nursing, and pharmacy students at UConn Urban Service Track since 2014.
In my spare time, I like to hike, travel, play tennis, root for the Huskies and spend time with family.