March 17, 2011: Recipient of 2011 IADR Giddon Award for Distinguished Research in the Behavioral Sciences: International Association of Dental Research, Annual Session in San Diego, California.
May, 2009:, 2009 Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children, Graduate Student Research Award, The Foundation of American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Annual Session in Honolulu, Hawaii
March, 2008: Recipient of Dental Residency Award, Hurley Medical Center, Flint, Michigan
September, 2007: Recipient of Delta Dental Master Thesis Research Fund Award
November, 2007: Recipient of Rackham Graduate Student Research Grant, University of Michigan
April, 2002: Recipient of Mobile Dental Clinic Director’ Merit Award- USC School of Dentistry
May, 2002: Recipient of The Frank Lott Memorial Award; USC School of Dentistry Alumni Association
• B.A. in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD) in 1997
• D.D.S. degree from the University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA) in 2002
• Completed her pediatric dentistry residency program at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI) in conjunction with the Mott Children’s Health Center/Hurley Medical Center (Flint, MI) and M.S. from the Horace H. Rackam School of Graduate Studies (Ann Arbor, MI) in 2008
• Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.