I received my Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University Of Southern California in 1999, where I was awarded the “Golden Hands Award” of my graduating class.
Before opening my private practice on the Central Coast in 2002, I began my career in Los Angeles, as an associate dentist in a group practice with emphasis on cosmetics and full mouth rehabilitation. Early in my career I decided to practice dentistry from an integrative perspective, where a comprehensive treatment is the key factor in achieving long term results and overall health.
I love learning, and I believe that one should never stop growing, searching for answers and developing new skills. So, after graduating from USC, I continued my education through intensive training in advanced dental porcelain cosmetics, periodontal surgery and grafting, dental implants surgery and prosthetics, sleep apnea, Invisalign, Botox for dental therapeutics and TMJ. With over 800 hours of documented continuing education hours, I am committed to excellence for my patients.
Some of my surgical training has included implant surgery and prosthetics at the University Of Miami School Of Dentistry and Harvard School of Dental Medicine, the Implant Seminars Continuum in San Francisco, and training from Dr. Pat Allen for periodontal plastic surgery. I also participated in teaching and organizing the Implant Seminars Continuum in Los Angeles, focusing on bone grafting and dental implants surgical techniques.
Throughout my career, I made it my mission to bring all aspects of dentistry together in order to best design comprehensive treatment plans for my patients to achieve full mouth rehabilitation and overall health and customized smile designs.