It has always been my dream to give back to my community, which is why I feel very fortunate that I am able to practice in my hometown of Lakewood, Ca. When I opened the door to Lakewood Smiles I had one goal in mind, to offer my patients the greatest care using the best materials, and the latest technologies at an affordable price. I love educating my patients about their oral health, and informing them of their best options, and together we can create a treatment plan that fits their needs. My philosophy has always been to treat my patients as my own family.
I received my Doctorate from Marquette School of dentistry in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. At Marquette we focused on comprehensive care to better treat the patient. My training focused on every aspect of dentistry. From basic silver and white fillings, extractions, root canals, snoring and sleep apnea treatment, orthodontics to more extensive cosmetic training such as porcelain veneers, Emax veneers, and composite veneers. I love it when patients decide they want to improve their smile. We have great discussions and focus on what the patient is really looking for. Sometimes the treatment is extensive and sometimes it is very simple. Patients are sometimes afraid to ask because they are afraid of the treatment itself and some area afraid it will cost too much. I would recommend just having that discussion because you never know how simple it might be to create a more beautiful smile. Although I did my doctoral training in the Midwest I got started right here in Southern California. I attended Long Beach Poly as part of the PACE program and from there I attended UC Irvine and received my B.S degree. Dental research is always changing the way we think and the way we treat our patients which is why I spend so much of my time reading and attending seminars to stay up to date on the latest research to better treat my patients.
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