I have had the great pleasure of being in the dental field for over 20 years. I love helping children have a beautiful strong smile! A healthy mouth leads to a healthy body and my goal is to provide each child with the tools to be comfortable with the dentist for the rest of their lives. Each member of my team is the best at what they do, from making each child feel safe and special to running the schedule efficiently to helping parents with insurance issues. It's a great atmosphere to work in and a fun place for our patients! Plus,we get to talk to kids and play with babies all day!
I am a native of Northwest Ohio and currently live in Sylvania. My daughter, Annie, is a lawyer and married to Zachary, also a lawyer. I am married to the best guy ever, Tom Kucera , and we have a Terrier-Poodle mix named Parker. In my free time I enjoy golfing, scuba diving, running, cooking, reading, and crosswords.
I retired from practicing pediatric dentistry in June 2017, below is the letter I sent to all of my wonderful patients.
I attended the University of Toledo where I received my bachelor's degree and Case Western Reserve University where I earned my Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. I completed my pediatric residency at Mott Children's Health Center and was board certified in 1996.
I attend the AAPD's yearly symposium for pediatric dentists where I keep up on all the new advancements in the dental field as well as other programs of special interest to me including nutrition, prevention and special needs.