My dedication to our community, and helping those less fortunate

  • I founded the local Greater Tucson Chapter for Smile for a Lifetime Foundation offering free orthodontic treatment for children and teens in Southern Arizona who otherwise could not afford treatment. Please click here to apply.
  • I have been doing dental work at the St. Elizabeth Health Center since 2004.
  • I love participating in Give Kids a Smile Day to teach children the importance of a healthy mouth
  • I am also working with Smiles Change Lives® to give underprivileged children affordable orthodontic treatment.
  • Smiles Change Lives charity service

    My desire to improve the lives of others led me to specialize in orthodontics, and I have selected a dedicated team, who shares this goal. 

    Every smile straightened, is a life brightened. Every Smile is catching—every time a smile is used, another person's day is brightened. At Just Smile Orthodontics, we are working to make the world a brighter place, one smile at a time! 

    I am proud to partner with Smiles Change Lives (SCL) to bring essential orthodontic care to children in need in the Southern Arizona and Tucson community. Smiles Change Lives, a national nonprofit organization, was founded in 1997 to provide access to affordable orthodontic care to children from low-income families. Since the program's inception, SCL and its partner orthodontists have treated more than 1500 children nationwide. 

    My teaching and research experience includes

  • Teaching Assistant at the USC School of Dentistry
  • Clinical Instructor for Pima Community College Dental Hygiene Program
  • Adjunct Clinical Faculty at the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health
  • I have written several papers regarding my advanced oral health research, which have been published in respected scientific journals. See more details here.