Transforming Lives, One Smile at a Time
Being an orthodontist means I’m surrounded by people who are actively choosing to change their lives. I appreciate the trust they place in my team and me, and am committed to making sure they have the best experience and finish with a smile they love!
I love how everyone brings their own experiences and stories to the practice and shares who they are with us. Those stories and our conversations create a bond that often goes beyond doctor and patient: They become my friends and I care about them personally. I want them to have healthy, happy, wonderful lives, and to look back fondly at their orthodontic treatment.
For me, orthodontics is the perfect blend of art and science, coupled with personal connections. I love being part of a person’s life at such an exciting time and seeing how they transform during braces.
Often, patients start treatment feeling unhappy about how they look. They might have low self-esteem and avoid being around others. As they start to see the change in their appearance, I see them change before my eyes. Each person feels more comfortable with their smile, and that grows their confidence and they begin to blossom. By the time we’re finished, they’re almost a new person: brimming with personality and constantly smiling!
- Undergraduate degree – Indiana University
- Doctorate of Dental Medicine – University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine
- Orthodontic residency and certificate in orthodontics – University of Nebraska Medical Center
I’m passionate about constantly learning and staying current on advances in the profession. Orthodontics is evolving at a rapid pace, with new techniques, materials, and technologies being developed and made available. Through continuing education, I am able to assess each new option carefully and determine whether it’s something that will benefit my patients.
Throughout the year I complete many postgraduate courses and attend meetings, lectures, and seminars. Additionally, I stay up to date with a range of orthodontic and oral healthcare journals, to study the latest research and discussions of treatment modalities.
Beyond the Practice
Born and raised in China, I’ve made Bloomington my home for more than ten years. I share my life with two daughters and our family dog, Anna.
In what free time I have, I enjoy reading and knitting, and love many outdoor activities. I also enjoy supporting Community Kitchen and My Sister’s Closet, to give back to a community that gives me so much!