University of Pennsylvania
School of Dental Medicine
DMD, 1997

University of Pennsylvania
School of Arts and Sciences
BA, Physical Anthropology, 1994

University of Pennsylvania
School of Arts and Sciences
MS, Forensic Anthropology/Odontology
(currently enrolled)


Omicron Kappa Upsilon (Penn Dental, 1997)

Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity Award for Excellence in Academic Achievement (Penn Dental, 1997) awarded to the Class of 1997 member who attained the highest academic standing during the prescribed years of study.

Academy of General Dentistry Senior Student Award (Penn Dental, 1997) chosen by the Faculty as showing the greatest interest, knowledge and proficiency in general dentistry during the senior year.

Theodor Blum Oral Surgery Award (Penn Dental, 1997) presented annually to that member of the Graduating Class who demonstrates greatest proficiency in the field of Oral Surgery.

Academy of Dentistry for Persons with Disabilities Certificate of Appreciation (Penn Dental, 1997).

Eta Sigma Sigma, Matthew G. Cryer Honor Society (Penn Dental, 1995) presented to the top 10 juniors in recognition of academic excellence. President, 1996/1997.

Cum Laude (Penn, 1994)


Northeast Regional Board of Dental Examiners, 1997.


Massachusetts General Hospital, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. July 1996.

Veterans Administration Hospital, Philadelphia, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. August 23 - 30, September 30 - October 11, 1996.


Dental Variation in Three Macaque Species: Macaca irus, Macaca mulatta, and Macaca nemestrina (Senior Thesis, 1994). Studied the dental variation between three species of macaque monkeys, the sexual dimorphism within each macaque species, and the eruption sequence of macaque monkeys.

Radiographic Analysis of the Dentition of Native American Skulls (in progress, Master's degree). Performing radiography on maxillas and mandibles of Native American archaeologic samples. Focus of study is to document, determine the dental age, and note pathologies and variations in sample dentition.

Comparison of Periotest Values of Integrated Implants With and Without Healing Abutments: A Pilot Study ( Published, Implant Dentistry, Volume 5, Number 3, Fall 1996.) Tested the stability of implants with the periotest to confirm osseointegration. Study focused on the difference in periotest values between implants with and without abutments in order to determine when implant osseointegration can be most accurately measured.


University of Pennsylvania Trustee Committee on External Affairs (Graduate liaison)
Dorrance Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (Secretary)
Penn Pedodontic Dental Society (Vice President)
Group Representative to Clinical Administration
American Association of Forensic Odontology
Delaware Valley Forensic Pathology Study Club
American Student Dental Association
Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity

Professional Experience

1997 - OMFS Intern, Massachusetts General Hospital
1996 - 1997. Anatomy Dissection Teaching Assistant, Penn Dental.
1995 - 1997. Volunteer, Infectious Disease Clinic, Penn Dental.
1994 - 1997. Biochemistry Tutor. Penn Dental.
1993 - 1996. Captain, Jeffrey Miller Catering Company.
1992 - 1993. Research Assistant, Wistar Institute.

Service Experience

1995 - 1997. University of Pennsylvania Committee on Community Relations.
1996 National Dental Board Part I, Review Tutor. Reviewed embryology, anatomy, and biochemistry.
1995 - 1996. Volunteer in the Emergency Room at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.