The stars aligned when I became a part of the ATMPD family! Our group of Pediatric Dentists and team members we have serving Northern Arizona are truly amazing and I am honored to be a part of it all.
The journey to get here was quite the ride! I was born in Stevens Point, WI and raised in Mankato, MN. I moved to Arizona at the age of 20 and graduated from NAU in 2003 with a degree in Microbiology and minors in Chemistry and Spanish. During college I also lived in Argentina for a semester abroad. Since I’d become accustomed to not having the full-body numbness you experience in Minne-snowda about nine months out of the year, I decided to continue my education at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas to complete a Degree in Dental Medicine in 2008. Upon graduation I worked as a General Dentist with a wonderful team in Tucson, AZ. It was there that I became interested in dentistry for children. I wanted to be able to provide the highest standard of dental care for kids, so I went on to complete a Residency in Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. I guess I just needed a taste of the cold again too.
Having been a Golden Gopher, Running Rebel, and Lumberjack, I vowed to myself that I would return to the high country one day. Although I will always love my Midwestern roots, I am grateful to be able to call Flagstaff home. I really enjoy the beautiful mountains and sunshine of Arizona.
I have worked with so many intelligent and caring people along the way. I have even had the opportunity to own my own practice, which has added to the level of care I can provide for patients. For me it IS all about the journey AND the destination. My husband, two kids and I are very excited to continue growing our roots in the community of Flagstaff. We enjoy the outdoors, fine dining at kid friendly places, all things music and generally keeping our vibrations high!
- Diplomat of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (Board Certified)
- American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
- Arizona Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
- Western Society of Pediatric Dentistry
- American Dental Association
- Arizona Dental Association
- Northern Arizona Dental Association Past President
- Founder of dr.b.essential weighted dental/medical blanket
- NANDE dental study club
Volunteer and Community:
- Give Kids a Smile
- NAU Kiddie Clinic
- NAZ MOMS (Mission of Mercy dental event)
- Oral Health Education programs for elementary children
- Quarterly FDDS meetings