I always knew I wanted a career in a health profession, and I considered medicine, even mortuary science. Ultimately, I decided dentistry was what I wanted to do because I had an extraordinary amount of dental work completed before I was 21, including multiple major oral surgeries, braces twice, and I was without two front teeth for two years. I thought that I could be particularly empathetic to my patients having had my own personal dental experience.Read More
I received my undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Minnesota in 2007. During my undergraduate education, I completed two research projects in Senegal in West Africa on access to oral health care and traditional dental care. I was in dental school from 2007-2011 at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. During my first four years of practice, I provided dental care to primarily elderly and special needs patients. I have also spent many years working in various community clinics. It was really important to me to provide dental care to underserved communities. I have found that I truly enjoy all aspects of dentistry, particularly oral surgery and dentures.
I am originally from Superior, Wisconsin, but I have lived in Minneapolis since 2002. I live with my husband Wilger, our daughter Sophie, and our two chickens, Potato Chip and Shakira.
We enjoy urban farming, salsa dancing, traveling, jigsaw puzzles, crossword puzzles and learning new languages. You may see me around my clinic picking trash. Recycling and composting are passions of mine. My husband is from Ecuador, so we travel there yearly.