A Seattle native, I fell in love with dentistry, and the magic that dentistry could perform by improving self-esteem when I had my own orthodontics treatment during 7th and 8th grades. Back then, I had such a terrible smile that even my Dad teased me mercilessly, but after having braces, I could smile proudly and be so much more confident! I love being able to help guests in our Smile Secrets “family” to feel that same boost of self-confidence when they too can be proud of their own healthy, beautiful smile!
From that early influence, I went on to receive my Bachelors of Science in Dental Hygiene from Loma Linda University in 1976, graduating magna cum laude, and then my Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Washington in 1992, graduating in the top 10% of my class.
My passion now is to create healthy beautiful smiles while utilizing the latest dental technologies in materials and prevention. I have a strong focus on prevention and healing of disease and love to help you prevent cavities with our Anti-Cavity Prevention Program. A new passion hearkens back to my roots in Dental Hygiene, but today, I bring the power of dental lasers to healing Periodontal Disease–without surgery and without pain. And now using the magic of BOTOX & dermal fillers we can augment and improve smiles even more!
In addition to travel, music, and cooking, I love spending time outdoors camping with my husband Henry and our four-legged “kid,” a female Whippet named “Frankie.”