I love making a difference in people’s lives. I get excited about working with a patient who starts out being terrified and ends up enjoying dental care. I am passionate about improving people’s smiles so their inner light can shine through. We want all our patients to achieve healthy mouths and beautiful smiles. My practice is full of love and laughter. Every day, my team and I strive to live up to our ‘We Baby You’ philosophy. A Caring, Compassionate Nature I believe two of my best qualities are my compassionate and caring nature. Caring allows me to listen to patients so I can better serve them. I motivate patients in the desire and skills to keep their mouth and teeth healthy because a healthy mouth contributes to having a healthy body. I want my patients to be proud of their smiles and to smile a lot! Credentials You Can Trust I received my Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California-Riverside in Psychobiology. Once I decided on a career in dentistry, getting an exceptional dental education was important to me. I was fortunate to attend one of the best dental schools in the country, the University of Southern California School of Dentistry, after which I completed a General Practice Residency at the VA Hospital in Portland, OR. I was proud to be one of the first female dentists in North San Diego County when I started my practice over 20 years ago. I am passionate about learning and sharing what I know. Every year, I take numerous continuing education courses in order to provide my patients with the state-of-the-art care they deserve. I am actively involved the Seattle Study Club, which has monthly continuing education meetings on a variety of subjects plus active treatment planning for complex cases. At the yearly CDA convention, I usually take the maximum number of courses possible and buy the courses that I couldn’t attend on audio. It is very important to me to stay current so I can provide the best dentistry possible to my patients. Professional Affiliations American Dental Association California Dental Association San Diego County Dental Society Seattle Study Club North County Dental Institute Smiles outside the Office I lived in the high desert until I was 11 when my family moved to Redondo Beach, CA. Growing up next to the ocean was the second best thing to happen to me. I have lived in Oceanside for over 20 years, and while I’m not very close to the beach, I am still able to enjoy the ocean breezes and milder weather. I have a fantastic daughter, Madison. She is my movie and travel buddy. I also share my home with three cats. Life is meant to be full of fun, joy, and laughter. My favorite activities are spending time with my family and friends, reading voraciously, watching movies, dancing and traveling. I have an eclectic library that has taken over two complete walls of my house, and even with my Kindle, I still don’t have enough room! I recently became interested in restoring old furniture and am taking woodworking classes. I also take cooking and dance classes, and am working toward becoming fluent in Spanish. I have been actively involved in the community since I moved here. The various organizations in which I have been active include Welcome Home Ministries, American Business Women’s Association, Pride of Vista Lions Club, Vista Chamber of Commerce and Hope House, in addition to sponsoring youth sport teams. Giving back to the community and spreading smiles outside the office is very important to me.
Our philosophy is to provide you with affordable dental services and the best treatment we are possibly capable of through continual increases in knowledge and skill, and we provide this service conscientiously, forthrightly and at a fair fee. We offer this by utilizing state-of-the-art diagnostic skills, treatment planning and treatment procedures, all integrated by a highly trained staff.
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
University of California
Undergraduate School | Graduated
University of Southern California
Medical School | Graduated
General Practice Residency, Va Hospital, Portland, Or
Residency Hospital | Completed
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
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Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.