Dentistry is a challenging profession. Some people have negative associations about visiting a dental office, due to their past experiences, and I love surprising people, to change their negative feelings into positive ones! I want to do everything I can to make each appointment a pleasant experience, and I hope to change the reputation of dentistry for all our patients!
Education and Continuing Education
Although my formal education is complete, I am always very involved in continued education. I am currently participating in hands-on training at the Las Vegas Institute (LVI) which consists of several years of specialty courses. I chose to attend LVI because it teaches advanced principles of cosmetic dentistry and neuromuscular dentistry, which are more advanced than the knowledge I obtained in dental school.
This kind of dentistry attains the highest quality and aesthetics, and I am also learning advanced concepts in TMD therapy. I have been certified in oral sedation and ACLS so I can always make sure that fearful patients can be treated comfortably.
I love being able to help people feel better, both physically and emotionally. People’s smiles can often define them, and I want everyone to know they can have a beautiful smile and the confidence that comes with it. I also love the way that dentistry is always changing, and that each person is unique and challenging.
Family and Community
I grew up in Forest and have lived in Jackson since 2001. I am married to Ben Craddock, and we have three daughters: Libby, Emmy and Cora. When I’m not busy having fun with the family, I enjoy playing tennis.
I have been a member of Pinelake Church since 2003, and a member of the Junior League of Jackson since 2007, where I have volunteered for community health fairs, read with children at the elementary school, and prepared high school students for the ACT. Every year, I also visit with preschool children to teach them about visiting the dentist! I want to give back to the community that has been so supportive of our practice.