I am a specialist member of the American Association of Endodontists and have been practicing dentistry for 15 years with the most recent 6 years of that time in the specialty of endodontics. I have been working in the Virginia Beach area for over 5 years and 3 years ago, the timing was perfect for me to take over the responsibility for Dr. Paul Brickman’s practice as he entered retirement. Dr. Brickman provided over 40 years of endodontic care and I hope to continue his same level of compassion and commitment to my patients and referring doctors. To make the transition seamless, the office manager of over 24 years, Lora Zickau, has come along with me in the journey. We now have two office locations in Virginia Beach.
I received my Bachelor’s of Science in Neuroscience from the University of Pittsburgh in 1997. I then went to the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine where I received my Doctorate in Medical Dentistry. After graduating in 2001, I spent a year in an Advanced Hospital Dentistry training program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in conjunction with the Oral Maxillofacial Prosthodontic residency and Oral Maxillofacial Surgery residency. I then volunteered for active duty in the United States Army as a dental corps officer. I completed a one-year Advanced General Dentistry residency at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. In 2006, I began my two-year endodontic residency at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. After endodontic certification, my military career took me to Fort Lee, Virginia as the Chief of Endodontics. I truly enjoyed my time in the military although in 2011, I chose to enter private practice in Virginia Beach.
My treatment philosophy is very simple. I am here as a resource to assist you in saving natural teeth in the most comfortable environment possible. My goal is to be technically excellent and academically current. I offer expertise in all area of endodontics including differential diagnosis of pain, conventional root canal treatment, revision treatment, routine and complicated endodontic surgery, and root regenerative procedures on immature teeth. I believe in integrity, excellence in patient care, and communication.
I am a native of Pennsylvania although I have lived in Texas, Tennessee, and North Carolina. I am married and have a five year old daughter. We enjoy our active lifestyle at the beach, travel, and spending time with family and friends.
American Association of Endodontists
American Dental Association
Tidewater Dental Association
Women’s Dental Network of Virginia Beach