I grew up in Conroe, Texas, and graduated summa cum laude from Baylor University with a degree in biology in 1998. In 2002, I earned a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Texas-Houston and have been in private practice since then. I am a member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, and the Capital Area Dental Society. In order to stay current on the constantly changing profession I am a member of the Spear Study Club, a group which meets monthly to learn new techniques and share cases and ideas. I have also been able to work with various groups including the Capital Area Dental Foundation and the St David's dental van that donate dental services to those who cannot afford them.