I chose my profession to help children remain cavity free. Dental caries is mostly a preventable disease, so with education and appropriate measures at a young age many children can remain cavity free for a lifetime.
Why do you work at NOAH?
The majority of cavities occur in high-risk children who may not have easy access to dental care. The children presenting to the NOAH pediatric dental clinics tend to be in this group. I believe that working for NOAH is a great way for me to use my skills to help the most vulnerable in our community.
What are your passions outside of your profession?
Outside of family life and dentistry, my most enjoyable hobby is mountain biking. Zooming downhill on a winding mountain trail is an exhilarating experience. Especially, if you’ve just completed a long climb to get to the top of a hill. The joy of the downhill ride makes all the work of the uphill ride worth it.
If you won the lottery tomorrow, what would you do?
While money certainly can make some things easier, it can’t make someone happy in the long term. After winning the lottery, there isn’t anything I could buy that would make me happier. The only thing that can bring true happiness is by living generously and helping others. I try to live my life by a quote from Andre Agassi in his autobiography. “The only perfection there is, [is] the perfection of helping others. This is the only thing we can do that has lasting value or meaning. This is why we’re here. To make each other feel safe.” So, lottery or no lottery, I will be working with NOAH to help children and their parents feel safe in a dental home they can trust.
7500 N. Dreamy Draw Drive
Phoenix, AZ 85020
Phone: (480) 882-4545
Neighborhood Outreach Access to Health (NOAH) is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) Public Health Service organization under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n). NOAH is an Equal Opportunity Employer.