Having the opportunity to help people have a healthy and beautiful smile was the reason I joined the orthodontic field over 22 years ago. I feel happiest when patients are happy with their results. It’s a privilege to get to know many wonderful people, and help them achieve all their smile goals. I find great joy in seeing children grow up to be beautiful, young adults, and our adult patients as they mature with us.
Education and Continuing Education
I began my education at the Tokyo Medical & Dental University School of Dentistry, and then went on to complete the orthodontic program at Tokyo Medical & Dental University. Once I decided to practice in the United States, I attended the University of Southern California and graduated in 1994.
By regularly participating in continuing education, I am able to stay current on the latest technology and treatments. My continuing education courses include the UCLA Aesthetic Continuum Diagnostic Box, Scottsdale Center for Dentistry mentorship course, and coursework at the Dawson Academy and Tweed Foundation.
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, 1998-2008
- Give Back a Smile Program, 1999-2007
- Academy of General Dentistry, 2012-current
Outside the Office
A native of Japan, I currently live in Phoenix, AZ, with my husband. We often spend time with his grown children and their children. I am passionate about staying fit, both physically and mentally. My free time is spent playing the piano and working on our farm in Oregon.