I truly believe in the power of braces. I have seen time after time after time the effect they have on our patients for the rest of their lives. I feel passionate about all aspects of orthodontics, but I am primarily filled with gratitude for the wonderful patients I have been blessed to serve each day.
Working as an orthodontist has given me the opportunity to meet so many unique and special people, and for that, I feel fortunate. I love my job, the people I work with, and every single one of my amazing patients.
Before becoming an orthodontist, I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Nuclear Medicine Technology from Austin Peay State University and my Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Meharry School of Dentistry. I worked very hard, knowing that my education would help me to be the best doctor I could be, and graduated in the top five percent of my class.
I completed my residency training in orthodontics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The three-year program strongly emphasized surgical orthodontics. During this time, I was a member of the dentofacial deformity, cleft lip and palate, and sleep apnea teams.
Staying on the technological edge of my field is important to me. I want to be able to offer my patients the most advanced and efficient treatment options available; therefore, I routinely participate in continuing education courses and seminars. I am also certified by the American Association of Orthodontists as a specialist in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics.
I am a member of several professional dental and orthodontic associations, including:
- American Association of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics
- 8th District Dental Society
- Southern Association of Orthodontists
These memberships provide me with year-round opportunities for continuing education—a vital key to providing world-class care for our patients.
Family and Community
I have been a member of the wonderful Clarksville community since 1994. I am proud to call this area my home.
My husband and I have four children who we are very proud of. When I’m not at work or with my family, I enjoy spending time in the garden and caring for the populous birds at our home, from hummingbirds to finches!
Green Orthodontics is not only supportive of the community, we are a part of it! We make it a point to sponsor local youth groups and sports groups on a regular basis. It is part of our vision statement to be involved in the community and we regularly participate in large events such as trunk-or-treating, Clarksville's Best, festivals, and other events where we distribute thousands of complimentary toothbrushes and hygiene products. We also support local businesses! We run monthly contests on Facebook and make it a point to frequently purchase prize packages from our very own local businesses here in Clarksville.