I was born in a small town in northeast 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 did not want to be anything else but a dentist. And so my passion for dentistry began.
I worked hard to first become a certified dental technician. Then after communism fell, I enrolled in dental school in Romania, where I attended for one year. I came to the U.S. 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, and I graduated in 2003 as a prosthodontic specialist.
While in residency, 9/11 happened, so on September 17, 2001, I enrolled in the U.S. Army Reserves as a captain. It was a joy and an honor to serve along the brave men and women of the USAR for eight years. This country gave me so much that I wanted to give something back, and that was my opportunity.
After graduating from MCG, I opened an office in Bluffton, South Carolina. Finally, in 2011, I 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. I am a member of the Academy of Osseointegration, and I regularly attend meetings and continuing education courses to advance my training and skills.
My goal is to become the best dentist possible and to provide my patients with comprehensive dental treatments. I hope that my expertise, and my life experiences, make me a compassionate surgical prosthodontist.
Other than dentistry, I love God, this country, and my dog, Lola, an English bulldog. I also like to travel, exercise and eat healthy.