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I was born in Omaha, Nebraska. I attended Westside High School, then off to the University of Nebraska for my undergraduate degree. I earned my Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University Of Nebraska Medical Center. As a Rhodes Scholar, I graduated with honors and was top 3 of my class in 1992. I was inducted into OKU, an honorary society in Dentistry. I am a member of the American Dental Association, Iowa Dental Association, and Des Moines District Society. I was just given "Top 100 Dentists in the US" by Consumer Research Council of America. Mercer Mastery, a nationwide dental practice consulting company, has given Norwalk Family Dentistry and me their "White" jersey award for our Commitment to Excellence. I am very proud to have been voted "Top 10 Dentists" in the Des Moines area by my dental peers in 2010.
I have been a Norwalk Chamber of Commerce board member for a number of years and have served as President for two years. I was voted the "Chamber Member of the Year" in 2003. Other accomplishments include:
President of Greater Des Moines Partnership Affiliate Council in 2005
Warren County Leader of the year in 2004
Des Moines Leadership Institute graduate in 2004
Voted '40 under 40' in 2005 by the Des Moines Business Record
Voted "Top 10 Dentists" in Des Moines by my Dental Peers in 2010
I am attending Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies to increase my knowledge in dental esthetics and neuromuscular principles.
I have two crazy but wonderful boys, Jake and Cole; they attend Norwalk schools. My family and I enjoy traveling, sports and Nebraska football.
I hope you find my staff as friendly and professional as I do. Our hygiene staff is excellent and gentle, and our office personnel are organized and knowledgeable. Our dental assistants are caring, helpful, and the best in the area. I am blessed to have them all and I hope you like them also.
I was born in Des Moines and grew up in the Norwalk area. After graduating from Norwalk High School, I attended the University of Iowa and obtained a B.A. in Biology with a minor in Psychology. Directly following my undergraduate studies, I entered the University of Iowa's College of Dentistry. I graduated with honors from the College of Dentistry in 2005 with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery. I continue to strive for excellence by attending multiple continuing education conferences all over the country. I am currently a member of the American Dental Association, Iowa Dental Association, Des Moines District Dental Society and serve on the leadership council for Donated Dental Services.
Our office believes strongly in service in the community. We participate in Give Kids a Smile, Donated Dental Services, and volunteer with the Smile Squad. These are all organizations that provide free dental care to children and adults in need locally.
My free time is filled with my family. My husband and I have three beautiful children, Ethan, Wyatt, and Olivia, who continue to amaze us everyday. I feel fortunate to be part of a wonderful practice filled with individuals completely devoted to the care of our patients.
I was born and raised in Manhattan, Kansas where I graduated from Manhattan High School. After graduation, I attended the University of Nebraska where I received a degree in Biological Systems Engineering. After my undergraduate studies, I attended the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry where I graduated with a Doctor of Dental Surgery. During my senior year, I was selected by instructors to receive an award from the Academy of General Dentistry for exhibiting the greatest interest, knowledge, and proficiency in the field of general dentistry during my senior year.
During my time at UNMC I had the freedom to accomplish many things and be involved in many activities outside of the routine curriculum. I was the Vice President of our American Student Dental Association chapter as well as the President of the American Association of Women Dentists. Additionally, I conducted research and wrote an article that was published in the Journal of Dentistry during my second year of school. I've had the opportunity to provide free dental services at our triannual Sharing Clinic as well as both the Nebraska and Iowa Missions of Mercy. I'm currently a member of the American Dental Association , the Iowa Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry. I look forward to exploring new opportunities to get involved and new ways to give back to the community here in Norwalk and the Des Moines area. I'm so excited to be a part of such an amazing dental practice and will strive to continue the tradition of providing excellent dental services to the patients we have the privilege to serve.
In June of 2016, I married my husband Tony who has been living and working in the Des Moines area for 4 years. We recently moved to Norwalk. You're most likely to see us with our dog, Penny, at the dog park. Although new to Norwalk, we are excited to become a part of the community and look forward to taking advanatge of all the activities the area has to offer.