Born in Hays, Kansas and raised in North Platte, Nebraska has given me a great appreciation for Midwest values.  After graduating from the University of Nebraska in Kearney with a degree in Business Administration, I moved to Lincoln to pursue a career in business which focused on patient experience and satisfaction within the medical field. Working with healthcare professionals made me realize I wanted to be more directly involved in healthcare. This experience gave me the desire to pursue a new career where I would be able to utilize my artistic ability.  Dentistry was the perfect fit. 

It was during a business trip that I met my husband of seven years, Rodney, in St. Louis.  With his support, I was able to pursue my new career in dentistry by taking the required courses.  In 2009 we relocated to Omaha in order for me to attend Creighton University School of Dentistry.  In May of 2015 we welcomed our daughter, Zoe, and are thoroughly enjoying being parents!

Family has always been an important part of my life, and I knew I eventually wanted to make my way back to Western Nebraska.  My husband, Rodney, was raised in a small town in Southern Illinois and loves Western Nebraska as much as I do.  After months of searching, thinking and praying, we knew that this was the area where we wanted to spend the rest of our lives. 

I joined Dr. Howard and his incredible patient focused team in 2013.  I enjoy all aspects of dentistry, and love that we can provide exceptional comprehensive care in our office.  I practice dentistry for all ages and like the diversity of seeing both children and adults.  My focus and areas of study include restorative and cosmetic dentistry, pediatric dentistry, orthodontics, oral surgery and dental implantology.

Dentistry has given me the joy of working with people and building relationships.  I believe that dental health is paramount to a healthy lifestyle.  My love for dentistry continues to grow as each day brings new and exciting challenges.  God has blessed me in so many ways, including giving me the opportunity to be a partner in your dental health.  I am excited to provide dental care for your entire family and look forward to meeting you!