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Hometown: Roanoke, Virginia
Undergraduate school/degree: The College of William and Mary –Bachelor of Science
Tell us a little bit about yourself: I live on a farm in Roanoke, Virginia. I have been riding horses since I was six, and I have been playing flute and piano for even longer. I have two birds that I take care of in addition to the horses, and I enjoy gardening and knitting when I have free time.
Why are you passionate about dentistry? Dentistry has been a part of my life since I was young. I have always been passionate about helping people, and I have seen how good dental care can transform patients. Making patients happy and healthy inspires me daily, and I am excited to build long-lasting relationships with them.
Hometown: Rocky Mount, Virginia
Undergraduate school/degree: Virginia Commonwealth University–B.S-Biology, Minor in Chemistry, All with University Honors
Tell us a little bit about yourself: I am from a rural area but really love the city! I enjoy spending time with family, friends, exploring RVA, restaurants and cultural events. Being of Hispanic heritage, I have enjoyed many different cultural events throughout the city. Painting, movies and traveling satisfy any spare time I have.
Why are you passionate about dentistry? I love that dentistry is based in medical science, but allows me to work with my hands and use my artistic side. I enjoy a patient coming in with many concerns and sorting through possible treatment options, putting the puzzle pieces together.