I’m so glad that you’re here to begin your smile journey with me. I created Love My Smile Chicago as a place where orthodontics meets a friendly, fun, and collaborative environment for anyone looking to boost self-confidence and unleash inner radiance. I designed my office as an extension of my home and invite you to schedule a visit
so that we can discuss how I can make your goals a reality. My motto is “Honesty, Authenticity, and Transparency” and I am committed to those principles to provide the best care for my patients every day.
I am a native of the Chicago area and was born and raised in Highland Park. I attended college on a Naval ROTC scholarship at the University of Wisconsin and graduated with a degree in chemistry. Upon graduating, I was commissioned as an officer in the Navy and served for five years, doing tours of duty on two separate ships and traveling all over the world. I met my husband, Matt, during this time (who was also in the Navy) and discovered my love for teeth while shadowing the dentist on one of his ships. I went to dental school at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and then completed a three-year specialty residency to obtain my MS degree and Certificate in Orthodontics
. During dental school and my residency, I was given the opportunity to rejoin the military as a dentist in the Army National Guard for six years. My military service has given me a unique perspective on accountability, reliability, and teamwork, all of which are so important to providing good patient care. I am grateful for the opportunities being a veteran has provided and I continue to support veterans’ organizations whenever possible.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband, family and friends, exploring the city, trying new restaurants, watching college football and learning how to play golf. I am owned by two crazy but adorable cats, who bring extra love to my life. I can’t wait to hear all about your family, pets, new places you’ve visited and fun hobbies that make you smile!