A Passion for Healthy, Genuine Smiles
As a dentist, my goal has always been to build a long-term relationship between my office and our patients. Dentistry has allowed me, as a healthcare provider and partner, to grow with my patients through the years, and share their fears, joys, and successes. We are fortunate to have a diverse patient base with unique personalities. I enjoy them all.
Our office is small by design. We want to create a comfortable and personal experience for each patient. I want patients to feel like they are coming home every time they walk through our door, as they’re greeted with warm smiles.
I always have my patient’s best interests at heart. Dentistry is my way of contributing to my community; I take my professional responsibilities seriously. I have a calm and gentle approach, which I have been told, by many patients, is why they travel to see me.
My ultimate joy is when a patent’s smile and life has been transformed through our work, together. The smile at the end of any treatment, be it a cleaning, filling, or full-mouth rehabilitation, means the world to me.
Education and Continuing Education
My Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) was awarded by the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. I graduated in 1991 and went into a full-time practice, while also teaching as an Associate Professor at the University of Michigan. From 1995 to 1998 I was an Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota, again while in a full-time practice. Since 1998 I have been the sole owner and dentist at Isles Dental.
I’m passionate about continuing education and take as many hours as I can, in all disciplines of dentistry. I study through the University of Minnesota and travel throughout the country to learn from the leaders and innovators in my profession. A lot of my courses have focused on Sleep Disorders / Sleep Apnea and Mandibular Advancement Appliances.
I stay current with new technologies and procedures, as well as techniques and research. I strive to provide my patients with the most up-to-date dental options and care experience.
- American Dental Association
- American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
- Minnesota Dental Association
- Minneapolis local chapter
I grew up in the Ypsilanti / Ann Arbor area of Michigan. Now I’m in southwest Minneapolis, where I’ve lived since 1995. I am married and have a son and daughter who graduated from Southwest High School in our community. They are both in college and still enjoy soccer and theater. We also have a small dog, Ritz, who brings much joy and laughter to our family.
When not in the office, you’ll find me being a soccer mom, cheering on my kids and their teammates. I also follow and support the local theater groups my son is involved with. I love to cook and have family around me.