About Me

The highlight of my day is to see a child who was extremely anxious at the beginning of their dental visit leave with a big smile on their face and a proud sense of accomplishment. I love showing children that dentistry can be fun. Knowing that I have played a role in shaping the smiles of my patients is my favorite part of my job. Every child should get to experience a healthy smile!

As part of my dental license renewal with the state of California I complete at least 50 hours of continuing education every two years in current topics in pediatric dentistry and orthodontics. I also complete eight hours of continuing education in order to recertify my permit for Oral Conscious Sedation of the Pediatric Patient as required by the Dental Board of California.

I am board certified in Pediatric Dentistry and received my ABPD (American Board of Pediatric Dentistry) certification in 2007.

The research I completed during my residency training was published in 2005 on the cover of Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science.

In addition to practicing at Pediatric Dental Specialists, I am also on staff at Miller Children's Hospital, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and St. Mary's Hospital in Long Beach, consulting on newborns with cleft lip and palate.

Languages

English, Italian, Spanish

Provider Specialty

Dentistry