I was born in a small town in NE Romania. When I was 5 years old, my mom had some dental treatment to be done and she took me with her to see the dentist. Dr. Glater was a very nice guy and took the time to show me the lab and what was he doing.
It made such an impression on me that from 5 years old I didn’t want to be anything else but a dentist. And so my passion for dentistry began.
I worked hard to become first a certified dental technician. Then after communism fell I enrolled in Dental school in Romania where I attended for 1 year. I came to the USA in 1992 and I started all over again.
I enrolled for undergrad studies at University of Portland and then Oregon Health Sciences University Dental School graduating in 2000. Prosthodontics and oral surgery are two areas in dentistry that intrigued me the most so I decided to further my education.
Medical College of Georgia Dental School Prosthodontic Department gave me that opportunity.
While in residency 9/11 happened, so on 9/17 I enrolled in USAR as a captain. It was a joy and an honor to serve along the brave men and women of USAR for 8 years. This country gave me so much that I wanted to give something back and that was my opportunity.
After graduating in 2003 from MCG I opened an office in Bluffton, South Carolina. Finally in 2011 moved to Dallas and opened Oval Dental in 2013.
Over the years I have continued to improve my skills and my knowledge in an industry that has made more progress in the last 20 years than it did in 100 years before that. I love treating patients and also use the most advanced technology that we have available.
Other than dentistry I love God, country, and my dog Lola an English bulldog. I also like to travel, exercise and eat healthy.
I hope that my expertise, and my life experiences make me a compassionate surgical prosthodontist.