I was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba but spent most of my life growing up in the city of London, Ontario – where my father worked at the dental school at the University of Western Ontario as a professor in restorative dentistry. He also did research in dental materials. My Dad has been a great inspiration to me in my life and was always passionate about what he did. He is the main reason I chose dentistry as my profession. I studied basic sciences at the University of Western Ontario and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Zoology in 1991. I was accepted into the dental program at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg and eventually graduated with honors in 1995. I applied and was accepted into the General Practice Residency program at the University of British Columbia that summer.
After a year in Vancouver, I returned to Winnipeg to complete my Master’s degree in Orthodontics. Following graduation in 1999, I moved back to Vancouver and joined the practice of prominent Vancouver orthodontist Dr. Yale Malkin. I chose Vancouver for no other reason than it was beautiful, and it was close to nature and the ocean – a dream of mine since childhood. In 2018 – I decided to move away from the big city – jumping at the opportunity to move to beautiful Kelowna BC to continue my career in orthodontics with the amazing team at Landmark Dental headed by Dr Brent Corlazzoli.
I am an expert at orthodontic treatment. I place very high standards on the quality of the work I do because that’s just how I like to do things – as if I was working on my own teeth.. I am very comfortable and have lots of experience working on adult patients who need lots of restorative and cosmetic dentistry and communicating with their dentists. Dentistry has changed drastically in the last ten years and I feel the future is all about being smart and efficient so you have the time to spend with patients to listen and address their concerns. It is the only way to provide a result for them that not only makes them happy but also is clinically excellent and functionally sound.