As CEO and proprietor of Sierra Crest Dental welcome! I’ve lived here in the Truckee area, on and off, for more than 18 years. I love providing gentle, patient-centered care to my friends and neighbors. It is my goal to offer each patient the highest quality of dental care in a comfortable, painless, and friendly environment.
Education and Continuing Education
You might well recognize me: Before I went to dental school, I was a member of the Sierra Crest Dental Hygiene Team! After my residency I returned to rejoin the Team at Sierra Crest Dental. I look forward to continuing the tradition of exceptional care in a service oriented environment here at Sierra Crest Dental.
I decided to pursue my interest in dentistry and received my undergraduate degree from the University of Nevada Reno. Then I moved to the University of Nevada Las Vegas, where I was awarded my Doctorate of Dental Medicine. I continued my education in a general practice residency before returning to Truckee.
As part of the team at Sierra Crest Dental, I’m committed to constant and never-ending improvement. I enjoy the science of dentistry and how it enables me to improve the lives and smiles of our patients.
Dentistry is an ever-evolving science. Changes in technology, techniques, and materials all lead to better results and more comfortable care for our patients. By pursuing continuing education at every opportunity, I ensure our patients have access to the best care. I’ve completed postgraduate training in general practice dentistry and in moderate sedation.
I’m an active member of several dental organizations, which provide me access to the latest research and opportunities to learn from the leaders in our profession. My memberships include the:
- American Dental Association
- California Dental Association
- American Academy of Implant Dentistry
- Omicron Kappa Upsilon (National Dental Honor Society)
Our team is fully committed to providing state-of-the-art dentistry and outstanding service in a warm and caring environment. We’re honored to have been voted Best of Truckee and North Tahoe in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017and 2018. We continue to find ways to support our community, both in our time and donations. We are known for our annual Dentistry From the Heart Event.
My husband, Mick, and I enjoy the mountain lifestyle. I have two children — one still at home. My daughter, Maeve, has returned with her horse, Magic. When I’m not working, I especially enjoy riding my mountain bike. I’m often found on a trail: me on my bike and my daughter alongside, on her horse.