The most rewarding part of being a dentist is helping my patients maintain their oral health and improve their confidence in their smile. I love having the opportunity to help make a difference in people’s lives every day. They hold a wealth of information, and the insights I gain about their personal lives helps me to create treatment plans that are effective and practical. I’ve found that we can learn so much if we just take the time to stop and listen.
Education and Continuing Education
- Bachelor of Science in dental hygiene – University of Southern California School of Dentistry
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery – University of Southern California School of Dentistry
- General practice residency – Hillsborough County Dental Research Clinic, Tampa
- Invisalign® Certified Provider
Continuous education in all aspects of dentistry allows me to give my patients the most advanced procedures and treatment options. I participate in courses and seminars throughout the country in order to provide state-of-the-art care.
Outside the Office
I am a native of Los Angeles, and moved to the Land O’ Lakes area 25 years ago with my husband and practice partner, Dr. Robin Hawley. We have two daughters, Kelsey and Katie, and our four-legged child, Jack, our dog. My time outside the office is dedicated to my family, and we enjoy doing just about everything from skiing, biking, and hiking in the Rockies to doing mission work.
My community is also very important to me. I am presently the Honorary Mayor of Land O’ Lakes for the Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce, of which I am an active member. I volunteer for events throughout the year to help the chamber and local businesses, including supporting local youth sports teams, fundraising events, and causes. I also support the Student of the Month program for Land O’ Lakes Christian School and Relay for Life with the American Cancer Society.