Being an orthodontist is such a rewarding profession on so many levels. Not only do I have the opportunity to correct imperfect bites, which improves our medical and dental health, but I also get to use my artistic side to create beautiful smiles, which improves a patient’s self-esteem. This can change a patient’s life forever!
As a mother myself, I understand what it’s like to be a parent of a child who needs orthodontic care. The respect, compassion, and gentleness I would expect my own children to receive is the same I give to each patient I meet. Each person in our office is as unique as their smile, and getting to know them during their time with us is always a pleasure.
Education and Continuing Education
- Bachelor of Science – Marquette University
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery – Marquette University School of Dentistry
- Hospital dental surgery residency – Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center
- Master of Science and orthodontic specialty license – University of Illinois at Chicago
I have a wide range of experience which includes staff/operating room priveleges at Amita Hinsdale and Amita LaGrange Hospitals. This experience has helped me to collaborate with the patients’ other dental professionals and provide better overall patient care.
Working with patients of all ages gives me the chance to provide a wide range of orthodontic services, from expanders and traditional braces, Invisalign®, Invisalign Teen, and Invisalign First clear aligners, to orthognathic surgery corrections and complicated multi-disciplinary adult cases. Our office uses cutting-edge technology and treatments, and offers 3D radiography, iTero® scanner, AcceleDent®, and Propel.
It is imperative for me to stay current with the trends, products, and innovations in the field in order to provide the best treatment results for our patients in the shortest amount of time. Since completion of my formal education, I have taken numerous hours of continuing education and currently participate as a member in several local study clubs.
I also attend numerous yearly conferences and seminars on a national scale. Over the years, I have been honored to be a speaker at the AutismOne convention, the Special Care Dentistry Association convention, and the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry Department of Orthodontics. I am currently president of the Illinois Society of Orthodontists Alumni Association.
- World Federation of Orthodontists
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Midwestern Society of Orthodontists
- Illinois Society of Orthodontists
In the Community
I appreciate having strong ties to this amazing community; being active with local organizations is just one small way I feel I can give back. I have been involved with the Hinsdale High School Career Mentor Program, the Willowbrook/Burr Ridge Children’s Softball League, and the FISH and Willowbrook Food Pantries, to name a few. I enjoy participating in, and donating to, all local school district fundraisers and community events.
I am also a proud sponsor of the Marquette University Alumni Association, Marquette University School of Dentistry President’s Circle, University of Illinois at Chicago Orthodontic Alumni Association, and Special Olympics of Illinois.