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Qualifications and Experience
I knew from a young age that I was interested in health care. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Clinical Science from San Francisco State University in 1993 before pursuing an MBA in Health Services Management at Golden Gate University. I learned from my management courses that I had indeed chosen the right industry for myself, but I wanted a more hands-on career in helping people. I started dental school at the University of Nebraska's Medical Center College and instantly fell in love with it. I knew dentistry was the right path for me, because it gave me the opportunity to improve people’s quality of life and appearance at the same time—something uniquely rewarding to a person like me who loves to work with her hands and with people. After running my own private practice in Nebraska for 16 years, I returned to the Bay Area to work at Serenity Dental Spa with Dr. Shahabi. I was attracted to this practice, because we’re dedicated to using the most advanced technologies. It’s amazing how far dentistry has come since I started practicing. It’s wonderful to take care of people and start to see them fear the dentist less and trust you more. In our office in the heart of SF’s Financial District, I enjoy providing a wide variety of care, from general dentistry check-ups and annual cleanings to Invisalign®, cosmetic procedures, and restorative work. I make sure my patients feel comfortable by getting to know them a little bit before I start work in their mouth. I enjoy getting to know my patients on a personal level and paying close attention to their individual needs. I always explain what I’m doing and what I’m about to do before I do it so my patients can relax.