Pediatric Dentistry has always been a dream career for me primarily because there is never a dull moment when it comes to treating children! Kids continue to surprise me on a daily basis with their resilience, the knowledge they have about our local sports teams (Go Bengals!), and their ability to make me smile even on the tough days.
I share common goals with Dr. Webb in many ways, but most importantly that I want your child to have fun at the dentist while learning how to best optimize their oral health. I find it highly rewarding to help kids feel comfortable while coming to the dentist and look forward to treating them every single day.
I received my undergraduate degree in Psychology at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC and then completed my doctorate of dental medicine at University of Kentucky College of Dentistry (Go Cats!). Upon graduating dental school, I went on to pursue my two-year certification at the University of Kentucky where I served as chief resident for my entire second year in training.
I am proud to be certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. If you ask anyone who knows me, I am always in the pursuit of excellence and hold myself to a very high standard in my career. I challenge myself to learn something new every day and attend both local continuing education courses as well as the annual American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry meetings.
Community involvement is something that is extremely important to me! Throughout my dental school career, I enjoyed organizing and participating in events such as Give Kids a Smile, Lessons in a Lunchbox school visits, and many other pediatric dental outreach programs. I am fortunate enough that Dr. Webb has allowed me to help coordinate our own charitable dental event, Give Kids a Smile Day, at West Chester Pediatric Dentistry. This program is close to my heart as it allows children from low-income families to receive dental screenings and treatment that they would not be able to otherwise receive. I also will be joining Dr. Webb on the mission to promote National Children’s Dental Health Month by visiting preschools and educating kids on the importance of brushing, flossing, and all things tooth related. I think it is awesome when community service can extend beyond our profession. For that reason, my husband and I both serve as members on the Emerging Leaders Board for Make A Wish Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana and help grant wishes to critically ill children and their families right here in Cincinnati!
I grew up in Corbin, KY (home of the original Kentucky Fried Chicken) and enjoy going back to visit my parents when I can. After spending six years in Lexington, I feel really lucky to call Cincinnati my home. I married my dental school sweetheart in 2022. We also added a pandemic puppy to our little family with the addition of our cute mini goldendoodle Lily.
When I’m not at work I am spending lots of time with my family, going to Bengals games, discovering new tv shows and books, trying new restaurants, and rooting for the Kentucky Wildcats! One of my favorite hobbies is traveling and learning about new cultures, so keep your eyes out for me at the airport!