My profession means the world to me. I chose to work in the dental field because I have always enjoyed working with my hands, I find the health sciences very interesting, and I love to work with people. My patients share their happiness with me everyday and I consider them to be an extension of my family. I am humbled by the amount of kindness and gratitude they offer me and I try to give back all the positive energy I receive.
We have a small, friendly office, dedicated to serving patients with their best interests in mind. As a dental patient myself, I have experienced all the procedures my patients receive, giving me a unique perspective on what it's like to be the one sitting in the dental chair. It makes me practice with respect and compassion.
Education and Experience
I graduated with my Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Faculdade de Santo Amaro, Brazil, in 1981. I worked in Sao Paulo for almost 10 years before moving to the United States and opening up my own practice.
Continuing education is a necessity that I take very seriously. I have a commitment with my patients to offer the very best treatment options. Dentistry is going through tremendous changes and improvements to better serve our patients. To keep up with these advancements, I take three times more hours of classes and seminars than I need to renew my license. I earned my Fellowship at the Academy of General Dentistry in 2009 and I am beginning the process to earn my Mastership of the AGD.
- American Dental Association
- Academy of General Dentistry
- American Association of Cosmetic Dentistry
- California Dental Association
- American Association of University Women
Outside the Office
I am a native of Sao Paulo, Brazil, and now live in Atascadero, California with my wonderful family. I love spending time with my husband, Fred, our son, Lucas, and our bunny, Nibbles. When I'm not in the office I enjoy scrapbooking, traveling, and decorating our house. You can also add me to your circle on Google+.