Hello! Welcome to Bedford Dental Care! I joined the amazing team at Bedford Dental Care in 2018 when I moved my family here from California. What I love most about working at Bedford Dental Care is that we have a passionate, wonderful team that truly cares about our patients and their well being. I have great colleagues that not only I enjoy working with but their passion of delivering the highest quality of care really stands out!
The work that brings me the most joy is creating beautiful, life changing smiles. Patients love me for my gentle approach and attention to detail, but I’m most known for my humming while I work. I go the extra step in ensuring your visit with me is as pain free and relaxing as possible.
Many people ask me why I wanted to become a dentist. I come from a long line of dentists and actually took my first steps in my grandfather’s dental practice in Taiwan. Later on, as I got older, my father found me in his dental office using his dental tools to remove my own loose baby tooth. When I was in my teens, I would spend countless hours after school and during summer vacation helping my dad in his private practice in Stockton, CA. I started out making copies, then greeting patients, and soon after, I was helping my dad as his chairside assistant. When we didn’t have patients in the chair, I would help process insurance claims on a typewriter and scheduled patient appointments. Little by little, I got to know each aspect of my dad’s dental practice, but it wasn’t until my first year in dental school that I really appreciated my dad’s technical skills as a dentist. He gave me his set of plastic teeth that he had practiced on when he was in school. I was quite impressed by his skills and it really made me strive for perfection with each tooth I worked on.
I attended my first choice dental school at the University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry in San Francisco, the only remaining accelerated dental program in the U.S. After graduating in the top 20% of my class and completing my dental degree, I was accepted into a dental postgraduate program, Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) affiliated with the University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry at their Stockton, CA campus. When my husband started his active duty with the U.S. Navy at Camp Pendleton we settled down in San Diego, which was also where I attended and completed my undergraduate study with honors at the University of California, San Diego. Since graduating, I have worked in several family-oriented and cosmetic dental practices in Southern California and co-owned a dental practice with my husband before deciding to move to New Hampshire.
The next question I get asked the most is, “Why did you move to New Hampshire?” The short answer is because New Hampshire is a great place to be! The long answer starts with an invitation from my aunt. She had lived in California most of her adult life and after she retired, she moved to New Hampshire to be closer to her youngest son. After she moved here, she fell in love and invited us to visit. We knew before we had completed our visit hat we wanted to move to New Hampshire. It is the perfect place for us to raise our two kids, Kylie and Rylan. We are able to enjoy the beautiful forest hikes, fishing and swimming in the lakes, leaf peeping and, of course, building snowmen and learning to ski. Our current passions are cooking, baking, camping, biking, tennis, archery and fishing.
I look forward to meeting you and getting to know you!