In 1998, I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Michigan. I chose the University of Michigan for the education and the experience necessary to provide outstanding service as a clinician. I am a registered dental hygienist, certified in local anesthesia, with vast experience working in private practice for 22 years. My education, experience and personal enthusiasm for excellence in oral health has enabled me to provide consistent, quality patient care. I thrive in collaborative environments that support continued learning and best practice focused on oral care and patient well-being. In addition to working in private practice, I am a Fellow in the Master of Science- Dental Hygiene Graduate Program 2020, a clinical provider within the Graduate Periodontal Clinic, and an Adjunct Clinical Instructor at the University of Michigan. My professional organizations include, the Board of Governors University of Michigan School of Dentistry Alumni Society-board member , the American Dental Hygienists' Association-member, the American Dental Education Association-member, and a volunteer for the Michigan Mortuary Response Team.