I honestly believe I have the best career ever! What I do goes beyond a career for me, it's actually my ministry. Even on days that aren’t particularly how I’ve planned them, I still smile because I am so blessed to be doing what I love. Every child comes in a different package, with different likes and dislikes, and there’s honestly never a dull moment because with kids you never know what you’re going to get!
My patients truly make my day. I especially enjoy getting to assist a child who is fearful about what a dental experience might entail and guide them and their expectations to become more relaxed, even excited to visit us in the future.
Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, my family's southern roots attracted me to Nashville after completing undergrad at The Ohio State University. I earned my Doctorate of Dental Surgery at Meharry Medical College in Nashville. During my pediatric residency at Case Western Reserve University, I obtained profound experience in treating both well and special needs patients. As a board-certified pediatric dentist, I am proficient in contemporary restorative and surgical methods, including laser dentistry.
A confessed nerd, I have always had a love for learning. I make time to read, attend professional conferences, and listen to podcasts and webinars as ways to stay ahead of all of the advances in dentistry. I am also a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and am a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
Outside the Office
My family is my reason for being! I am married to my loving and supportive husband, James, and we have a teenage son, Emory. My mom, who goes by Grammy, lives with us. We also have a fur baby, Barkley, who is an energetic dachshund/Chihuahua mix that has earned his name. If you see them around the office, be sure to say hi! We are proud to call Nolensville home, so don't be shy if you see us out around town.
A self-professed foodie, I love to cook, enjoy restaurants, visit farmers markets, and watch Food Network. “Chopped” is one of my favorite shows! I love to spend time with my family, enjoying the outdoors and going to sporting events or enjoying concerts. We also make time as a family and with the team to participate in church and community service projects.