Orthodontics is like a puzzle and I love making all the pieces fit together just right to make an awesome smile.
I grew up in Zeeland and went to Zeeland High School. GO CHIX! I completed a major in Biology Life Sciences at the University of Findlay in Ohio. I obtained my Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at Indiana University School of Dentistry. After a one year hospital dental residency at the University of Toledo Medical Center in Ohio, I returned to IUSD for an orthodontic residency. I am a member of the Holland/Zeeland Dental Society, Michigan Dental Association, Michigan Association of Orthodontists, Great Lakes Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, and the American Association of Orthodontists.
I have one dog, Chloe, a wire-haired fox terrier who is obsessed with "people" food and loves to snuggle. I also have a Tennessee walking horse named Fargo who I enjoy riding, especially on fall days when the leaves are changing color. During the summer, you can find me most Wednesdays at the Farmer's Market downtown Holland. I am an avid reader and look forward to discussing any favorite books with patients when they come to appointments.