On Being an Orthodontist
I feel extremely blessed to be part of the orthodontic profession and absolutely love what I do. I enjoy having the opportunity to work with so many different people with varied backgrounds and interests. It’s exciting to get to know each patient personally, and see how they grow and change over the course of our time together.
A beautiful smile is truly life-changing and a major self-confidence booster. I love having the opportunity to be a part of creating that perfect smile for each one of our patients. The experience is very rewarding, both personally and professionally.
My Education and Commitment to Continuing Education
- Bachelor of Science in Chemistry – University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery – UNC School of Dentistry
- Master of Science in Orthodontics – UNC School of Dentistry
It is essential that my patients receive the highest quality of care possible, and I strive to achieve this by keeping current on the latest advances in orthodontics, including new technologies, materials, and treatment philosophies. I regularly attend continuing education courses offered through various professional organizations, and participate in meetings, conferences, lectures, and hands-on demonstrations, as well as staying up to date on the latest orthodontic literature.
- American Association of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- Southern Association of Orthodontists
- North Carolina Association of Orthodontists
- North Carolina Dental Society
- University of North Carolina Orthodontic Alumni Association
- Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Society
- Phi Beta Kappa
I grew up in Parkton, NC, and spent several years in Chapel Hill for school before making the move to Wilson two years ago. I quickly fell in love with the people and the town here and look forward to many more years to come. I have a wonderful extended family down in Fayetteville and great friends that I enjoy spending time with, but my adorable dog, Oreo, keeps me busy most of the time.
My personal interests include movies, kayaking, and line dancing with the awesome group at the Wilson YMCA. However, my biggest passions are traveling and music of all types. I played trombone in a variety of groups as an undergraduate at UNC and I'm still a hard core Tar Heel fan. I was lucky enough to be there for two national basketball championships and loved every minute of it!