At an early age I knew that I wanted to be an orthodontist. I experienced firsthand how orthodontic treatment can transform one’s life by improving self-esteem and self-confidence. As a Board Certified Orthodontist, I feel blessed to be able to return the favor to others.

Born and raised in Texas, I began practicing orthodontics in Dallas in 1984. After graduating as Valedictorian at the University of Texas Dental in San Antonio, I went on to specialize in orthodontics at Baylor College of Dentistry. My practice focus is on the treatment of children and adolescents, as that has been my area of special interest throughout my career.

I am an active member of many local, state and national dental organizations. Serving on the Board of Trustees for the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), I stay current with the latest updates in my field that enable me to provide the best treatment for my patients. I was especially excited about my role as the first female president of the American Association of Orthodontists in May 2013-2014.

My full-time career and volunteer activities are very rewarding, but when I am not at work you may find me enjoying music, an art museum or a play. I also feel fortunate to have travel opportunities that promote access to orthodontic care for patients worldwide. I work in a wonderful profession, helping to create beautiful smiles that will last a lifetime. Thank you for entrusting me with your child’s orthodontic needs.