As a perfectionist and a tinkerer, no field was more exciting to me than orthodontics. I love to plan, watch, and guide the progression of each patient’s journey to achieving their ideal smile. I have the best job in the world and look forward to every day. I can’t wait to get to know you and share my passion with you. Here’s a bit more about me…
I attended Nebraska Wesleyan University for my Bachelor of Science in Biology and German, where I was awarded the Gold Key for highest GPA in my class. Prior to beginning my dental training, I accepted a Fulbright Scholarship that took me to Germany to teach English for a year. I earned my Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry and my Master of Science in Dentistry and certificate of orthodontics from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry.
Being a great orthodontist requires a commitment to lifelong learning. I take this commitment seriously and enjoy putting in the work to stay up to date with the latest orthodontic treatment techniques so that I can provide my patients with the best possible care. While I undertake studies covering all aspects of orthodontics, I have a specific interest in clear aligners and temporary anchorage devices (TADs).
My Favorite Things
- Movie: “Hamilton”
- Fruit: Avocado
- Book: The Count of Monte Cristo
- Color: Blue
I was born and raised in Fremont, Nebraska. I’m married to my best friend, Juliana, who I met while living in Germany. She is originally from Brazil and we met by chance on a train; it was truly one in a million that our paths crossed and we ended up together. Ask me the story sometime!
In my free time, I love to cook. I like to experiment with all types of cuisine but I have a particular passion for Neapolitan-style pizza. I also enjoy many podcasts, running, hiking, and traveling. Juliana and I love traveling internationally to new countries in particular.
We are new to Eugene and incredibly excited to explore all that it has to offer and make connections in the community!