A Passion for Orthodontics
As an orthodontist, I value the opportunity to be a part of creating beautiful smiles for our patients. Most patients begin treatment very shy and unwilling to smile because of their crooked teeth, but during the course of care, they blossom into more confident individuals. As they see their teeth become straighter, they begin to appreciate the work that they and our team have done to achieve this transformation. At the end of treatment, patients are more confident as they proudly display their life-long investment of a bright and beautiful smile. They are now ready and prepared to begin a new phase of their life.
I am passionate about building lasting relationships with my patients and their families, and also driven by seeing the changes that occur in my patients’ personalities as their treatments progress. Our patients get to know us better and are more willing to share their personal experiences with us. Because of their trust in our team, we have a chance to touch their lives with positive words of encouragement.
Orthodontics is rewarding, personally and professionally, because we help so many people, and become a part of their life’s journey. The friendships that we develop with our patients and their families are enriching, and I find myself learning new things every day as a result of the conversations that I have with our patients. I love that!
My Education and Continuing Education
- Harvard University – Certificate in Orthodontics
- Harvard University – Masters of Medical Sciences
- Howard University – Doctor of Dental Surgery
I avidly pursue continuing education (CE) in the form of lectures at national and regional meetings, as well as participating in monthly and weekly seminars and webinars. I am particularly interested in CE courses which highlight new and innovative techniques and devices used in orthodontics. By keeping up to date on developments in the field, I am able to provide the highest quality of care to my patients.
- American Association of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- Middle Atlantic Society of Orthodontists
- Maryland State Dental Association
- Southern Maryland Dental Society
After growing up on the Caribbean Island of Trinidad and Tobago, I’ve called Silver Spring, Maryland my home for over 15 years. My husband and I are parents to two awesome sons. My boys play many sports, including basketball and baseball, and my husband enjoys coaching some of their teams.
Spending quality time with my family and friends is important to me, as well as quiet time reading and studying the Bible. I enjoy attending my sons’ games and cheering on their teams. My hobbies are swimming, lawn tennis, and basketball.