Born and raised in Clifton Park, I am thrilled to have joined Morrison Dental Care. I attended the Bet Shraga Hebrew Academy and the Albany Academy, and then I spent four years at Emory University in Atlanta where I received a Bachelors degree in chemistry. My decision to become a dentist was made during this time, and was greatly influenced by growing up in a "dental house", and seeing the caring relationships my father had developed with so many of you. The experiences of my father, uncle, and grandfather, all dentists, certainly played a role in this decision as well.
I graduated from the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine with a degree as a Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2007. I then returned to the area to continue my dental education as a resident in the General Practice program at the Stratton VA Medical Center in Albany. In the brief time since graduation, I have already become highly involved in continuing education, taking classes to become certified in the use of Dental Lasers and by becoming a certified Lumineers trained dentist. I am also taking training in CAD/CAM processed one-visit crowns and the placement of implants. In December I attended the “Six-Month Smiles” course where I will learn about six-month, tooth-colored, quick-working adult orthodontics.
I have been involved with volunteer dentistry since entering the profession. During high school I accompanied my father to rural areas of Honduras on a joint medical and dental trip. During dental school I went to the Dominican Republic performing dentistry there. This past summer I spent time in Israel where I performed dental treatment for children at a low-income clinic in Jerusalem, and for non-dental fun I worked at a monkey refuge in South Africa.