Thanks for visiting our website! My approach to orthodontics is simple – provide personal, individualized, quality care in a friendly and professional environment. I believe in using modern techniques and treatment methods to get the best results for each patient with an emphasis on efficiency and making treatment as convenient as possible.
Education and Teaching Responsibilities
I received my DMD from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, then completed The Brigham and Women’s Hospital – Harvard University General Practice Residency. Afterwards, I returned to Tufts University, where I completed my orthodontic residency. My interest in public health and addressing health care disparities motivated me to apply for and be accepted into the Joseph L. Henry Oral Health Fellowship at Harvard Medical School. At Harvard School of Public Health I was awarded a Masters in Public Health. I currently serve on staff at Brigham and Women’s Hospital where I provide orthodontic care at one of the hospital’s clinics. In addition, I also serve on faculty at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine where I enjoy teaching dental students and residents.
Professional Memberships and Continuing Education
I am a member and active participant with the American Dental Association (ADA) and the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO). I have served and continue to serve in leadership roles within both organizations locally and nationally. It gives me great satisfaction to give back to my profession. In addition, I actively volunteer with other local and national organizations such as the DentaQuest Foundation to help those in need get access to necessary dental healthcare and to educate dentists on the need and strategies to care for vulnerable populations.
As a part of my continuing education, I attend the AAO annual session and the Northeastern Society of Orthodontists (NESO) annual session each year to remain up to date on current and effective treatment methods and approaches. In total, I spend more than 50 hours each year taking continuing education courses. All of these activities allow me to be able to better identify and address the specific needs of each patient while offering them the most appropriate treatment.
In the Practice
I enjoy improving the quality of life for many patients and making them feel good about their smile and themselves. Working with each patient and getting to know them over the course of treatment is one of the most rewarding aspects of my profession.
I have a particular interest in providing care to children and families from underserved and underprivileged communities and on improving access to orthodontic care.
I also provide orthodontic care at Lahair and Gallagher Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics.
Family and Community
I was born and raised in Nassau, Bahamas and have lived in the Boston area for over fifteen years. I am proud to call this community my home. In my spare time, I enjoy travel and spending quality time with my family and friends. I also enjoy running, and used to run track and field competitively!
Some of the local and national organizations that I work with to help those in need attain necessary dental healthcare are:
- American Dental Association
- Massachusetts Dental Society
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Northeastern Society of Orthodontists
- DentaQuest Foundation
- Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
- Harvard School of Dental Medicine
- Harvard Medical School Office for Diversity and Community Partnership