Being a dentist allows me to provide direct care to, and build relationships with, so many in the community. I cannot imagine a more fulfilling, professionally and personally, way to spend my days.
I value the opportunity to connect with people beyond their teeth. I love the stories that every patient brings with them and how they include my team and me in their lives. I look forward to learning who each patient is and find that listening to them not only gives me insight into how best to help them with their oral health but it also helps me better understand the world.
My patients always make me smile and it’s rare that a visit doesn’t include a lot of shared laughter!
Education and Professional Memberships
I got into dentistry by accident. I always enjoyed science and knew that I wanted to be part of the healthcare field. After completing a Bachelor of Science in Biology, at Columbus State University in Columbus, GA, I went to work for a dentist as their assistant. Five years later I knew that I loved everything about dentistry and so I applied to dental school!
I was accepted to and graduated from Howard University in Washington, DC, with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery.
Being a dentist means being a life-long learner. Revolutionary technologies and new techniques are constantly being researched, developed, and made available to practitioners. Through continuing education I stay at the cutting-edge of these changes. I can then provide more options to my patients and treat both simple and complex cases in the least invasive way.
I have completed post-graduate courses with the Spear Institute, the Pankey Institute, and through the Linhart Center for Continuing Education at New York University. I am currently taking courses through the Dawson Academy.
Additionally, I am an active member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Ninth District Dental Society, and the Yorktown/Peekskill Dental Group. These organizations allow me to learn from the leaders in the field, as well as stay up-to-date on the latest research.
Beyond the Office
I grew up in Lagos, Nigeria, and came to the United States for college when I was 17. For more than 15 years I’ve lived in Cortlandt Manor. When not seeing patients I am most often with my husband and three children: the two oldest are in college and the youngest is in high school.
I am active in the community, too. I participate in the Give Kids a Smile program and the Nigeria Higher Education Foundation. I also volunteer at various activities in my children’s schools and am a choir member at Faith Bible Church.
After practicing dentistry for almost 20 years, I still wake looking forward to the day before me. I enjoy the science, medicine, and art of the profession almost as much as I enjoy the friendships that develop.
It is humbling to be entrusted with the care of a person’s smile: I take that responsibility seriously and am resolved to provide each patient with the best dental experience.