Dentistry: More than Teeth
I love the relationships I build with my patients. I take time to get to know each person and their dental needs. I believe loyalty and trust come from really knowing the person you are treating and I hope through this trust patients become more comfortable with having dentistry done at our practice.
My team really is the foundation of the practice. We take pride in delivering high-quality clinical treatment and customer service. Each member of the team is professional and skilled while being both pleasant and caring.
Education and Approach
I completed my Bachelor's degree at Tufts University and then graduated from Tufts University of Dental Medicine with my Doctorate of Dental Medicine in 2002.
I needed orthodontic care at an early age and was exposed to the dental field during that process. I worked in various offices through high school and college, with my orthodontist serving as my mentor. Choosing dentistry was a natural fit for my skills and passions: healthcare and community!
One of the most important aspects of what I do is creating and maintaining an environment where each patient feels at ease. So many times I meet patients who have avoided seeing the dentist – sometimes for years – due to an unpleasant past experience. I do everything I can to help my patients overcome that fear: I listen, I validate their experience, and then I talk with them about my approach to dentistry.
While I graduated from dental school in 2002, I have never stopped learning. Continuing education is the only way I can stay current with the ongoing changes in technology and advancements in dentistry.
I am involved in local study groups with other doctors and specialists, where we discuss different cases and collaboratively plan treatment. This process of sharing knowledge, and learning from one another, improves the quality of care I provide. I am constantly expanding my knowledge and understanding in order to provide patients with the best modern dentistry.
Beyond the Office
I grew up in Somerville and now live in Wakefield with my husband, Konstantinos, and our two children, George and Kristina. Konstantinos owns and runs Studiodontics Dental Lab, which is an integral part of the Wakefield Custom Dental practice.
Family time is a big part of our lives. When we’re not working, you’ll likely find us outdoors, enjoying bike rides around the lake and in the winter our family loves to ski. We also enjoy traveling and learning about different cultures and places. Closer to home, Konstantinos and I volunteer at our children’s schools and through our parish. We know recently also teach Greek dance to young children and teenagers.
My team and I recently attended a team-building class in collaboration with numerous other local practices. This gave us the opportunity to learn about each other and discuss why we do what we do.
I came to the conclusion that my personal goal is to create positive experiences so people can achieve happiness and success in their life. This statement applies to all aspects of my life but is particularly relevant to what I do as a dentist.