The highlight of my day is seeing the look in someone’s eyes after a smile transformation. Orthodontics is a group effort – our team and patients must work together to improve the alignment, smile, and bite. I have found that empowering our patients to have a vested interest in their teeth and treatment makes my work more enjoyable and fulfilling.
- Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts – University of California, Berkeley
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery – University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
- Master of Science in Craniofacial Biology and Certificate in Orthodontics – University of California, San Francisco
Being involved as a younger leader in the dental field, I am fortunate to be able to attend many local, statewide, and national meetings. Most recently, I completed an aligner intensive fellowship to be able to treat more complex malocclusions with clear aligners. I always keep up to date with new advancements in the field for the benefit of our patients.
- American Association of Orthodontists
- American Board of Orthodontics
- Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- California Dental Association
- Santa Clara County Dental Society
In the Community
I am a true native of the Bay Area. I was born and raised in San Jose, California and went to Bellarmine College Preparatory for high school. I then attended college at UC Berkeley and received degrees in both business administration and molecular/cell biology. After graduating college, I attended the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry to receive my doctorate degree. At Pacific Dugoni, I served as Chair of the Student Delegation for the California Dental Association and was involved in national leadership for the American Student Dental Association. I was a leader for the Jamaica dental mission trip and organized over 120 students and faculty to treat over 2000 patients over 2 years. I received his certificate in orthodontics and master's degree in craniofacial biology from UC San Francisco. During my time at UCSF, I served as Chief Resident of the program. I finally returned home to San Jose and joined the Kai Orthodontics family. I am currently the California representative to the New Dentist Committee of the American Dental Association and serve on various task forces and committees for the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists and the California Dental Association.
Outside the Office
In my free time, I like to snack, play board games, watch movies, and exercise.