Healthy Smiles and Healthy Lives
Being a dentist is more than just caring for a person’s oral health. Research shows that children with better dental health: miss less days of school, perform better in classes, and are less likely to be malnourished. It’s hard for a child to focus in school if they have a toothache!
I started in dentistry caring for adults, but soon realized that I wanted to spend my days around children. If I’m able to correct poor eating habits and help a child establish good oral hygiene practices, then they’re going to have a healthier and happier life. Besides, spending my days with kids is way more fun: they are so full of energy and life!
I’ve been practicing dentistry since 2009. I was fortunate to have a great pediatric dentist when I was young. I remember thinking, then, “This seems like a cool place. I wonder what it would be like to hang out here all day?” Now I spend my days in a similar environment and I love it.
Education and Continuing Education
- Bachelor degree in Biology, Howard University
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery, Howard University Dental School
- General Practice Residency, Harlem Hospital in New York City
- Pediatric Dental Residency, Howard University in Washington, DC
Continuing my dental education is critical. It ensures I’m offering the best care backed by the most current published research. My course selections help me deliver safe and successful treatment. I’ve completed continuing education courses in sedation, behavior management, medical emergencies, and early childhood development.
I’m an active member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
I’m from Baltimore, grew up in Randallstown, and now live in Hanover. Outside of work, I try to keep fit by working out. It helps balance out the fact that I’m a foodie. I can often be found in various restaurants. Aside from that, I enjoy reading and traveling.