The Whole Tooth Wellness Centered Family Dentistry
There are many ways to describe me: Architect & Interior Designer of the Mouth. Oral physician. Dental health cheerleader. Mom Boss.
My journey into dentistry began as a child growing up in Edmonton, Canada. I loved the creativity of art, the detail of math and science, and caring for others – surprisingly perfect interests for a dentist-to-be. After shadowing a neighborhood dentist throughout high school in Plano (Go East!), I was hooked: I had found my chosen profession.
I learned to balance hard work with an appreciation of the little things in life while I spent my college years in New Orleans, majoring in Neuroscience at Tulane University. I also met my future husband, Dan, while in college. I returned to Dallas for dental school (after a brief stay in Annapolis, MD, where I learned the art of customer service as a Starbucks barista).
I graduated from Baylor College of Dentistry over a decade ago. From there, wanderlust, and the pursuit of great coffee, wine & microbrews, led us to Washington State. After falling in love with the Pacific Northwest, and being mentored by some of the nation’s finest dentists, we had our first child. We quickly realized that sunshine, patios, and having grandparents close by were essential, and so we returned home to Dallas.
I am a proud resident of Lake Highlands, Dallas, where my husband, Dan, and I raise our 6-year-old daughter, and 3-year-old son. I am active in the East Dallas community, serving on our local PTA boards, and participating in the 100 Women of Lake Highlands and Lake Highlands Junior Women’s League. Professionally, I belong to the Seattle Study Club, Dallas County Dental Society, Texas Dental Association and American Dental Association. I am also a graduate and member of the Kois Center for Dental Excellencein Seattle, a postdoctoral teaching institution committed to advancing dentistry through science. My love for learning extends into my ever-growing collection of hobbies that range from yoga & Pilates to reading to sewing, drawing, and cooking. I enjoy connecting with people, reading, cooking, live music, traveling, and the pursuit of adventures.
Since my return to Dallas, I have looked for the “perfect” practice to make my own, and am excited to say I have finally found it. While it is always hard to say goodbye to a trusted friend and medical provider – and even harder to find someone “new” – I hope I will be able to earn your trust as I continue Dr. Jean’s practice. I can’t wait to meet y’all! Please feel free to stop by and say hello, or call the office to set up a time for us to meet.