I have been practicing dentistry for 33 years, and feel truly blessed to have found the profession I was meant to serve in early in life. I knew after my personal smile transformation that I wanted to do that for others as a dental professional.
Taking care of the needs of my patients is a privilege I don’t take for granted. Meeting so many wonderful people and being a small part of their lives is the best part by far. Helping people smile with confidence, educating them to be able to enjoy their teeth for a lifetime, and protecting their overall health by achieving optimum oral health is my goal!
I love providing comprehensive care for my patients. Guiding them through the progression toward complete oral health is exciting. Participating in a partnership with them to achieve the smile they want and deserve makes my job fun and rewarding. I love using my mind, my hands, and my heart every day on each patient.
EDUCATION AND CONTINUING EDUCATION
- Gordon High School, Decatur, 1975
- Bachelor of Arts in biology – Agnes Scott College, 1979
- Doctorate of Dental Medicine – Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, 1983
- Master of Divinity – The Interdenominational Theological Center, Atlanta, 2001
Being in a profession that is always changing and progressing keeps the work fascinating as new technology is introduced and adopted. I actively take continuing education courses in orthodontic treatment with Invisalign® and Fastbraces®, smile makeovers, and implant dentistry. I am also a certified sedation dentist, which allows me to care for patients who may have anxiety or even a phobia associated with dental care.
- Academy of General Dentistry
- American Orthodontic Society
- Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation
- International Dental Implant Association
FAMILY AND COMMUNITY
I was married 39 years to my late husband, Gregory. We have two biological children, Clarissa and Brandon, both independent adults enjoying their chosen professions and raising children of their own. We have a third child, Joy, our niece, a professional chef. I am blessed to enjoy two grandsons, Dylan and Adisa, who keep me on my toes.
When I’m off from work, I enjoy reading and traveling. Some of my most fun-filled moments occur just sitting in the family room with my very opinionated and animated family, talking, watching movies, or playing games.
Other favorite activities for me include singing and dancing, which I do at my church, A New Thing Christian Church, in Lithonia.