As a dental professional, my first priority is providing quality care to my patients. My profession allows me the opportunity to use my skills to help improve dental function and treat dental disease, thereby improving the quality of life of my patients. I love what I do because I am able to develop positive relationships with people I have come to know and care about, and improve their dental health and overall well-being. I learn a lot from my patients, which helps to better me as an individual and as a dentist.
I am particularly fulfilled when I am able to help someone smile with confidence and ease; someone who hasn’t been able to do so before. Whether they haven’t had access to gentle, effective dental care, or have dental-related anxiety, when I am able to assist them move into a new phase of their life, I feel rewarded. One of the services I feel most strongly about is being able to relieve a patient’s pain. Dental issues can cause horrible pain and discomfort, and when I am able to alleviate that, and the person can breathe freely again, going about their regular daily routine without that distraction, I know I’ve done well.