Helping Others and Our Community, One Person at a Time
Being a dentist, to me, is about caring for the whole person. I strive to help each patient achieve greater physical, emotional, and mental health, by improving their oral health, their appearance, and teaching them how to take better care of themselves.
Each person I see is unique. They have their own clinical needs, as well as personal desires and concerns. With each patient, I must learn what it is they need from care and partner with them to find solutions to the whole of their situation, not just their oral health. I appreciate this challenge and how, through our working together, patients are able to achieve happier, healthier lives.
I have practiced dentistry for more than ten years. I was initially drawn to oral healthcare as I felt it was where I could make the biggest impact while achieving a great work-life balance.
Dentistry offers me the opportunity to help people on a daily basis. I am able to relieve pain, create art, elevate spirits, boost self-esteem, educate, and improve people’s quality of life. I can’t think of any other profession that would allow me to have such a positive impact on the lives of others!
- Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts, University of Wyoming
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery, graduated cum laude, University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine
Oral health impacts our overall health and wellness. As a dentist, it’s my responsibility to stay on top of the latest information and treatments available, so my patients have the tools and information needed to make the best decisions for their long-term health.
Since finishing dental school, I have completed many hours of continuing education. I’ve taken a range of courses and attend meetings, seminars, and lectures. Among my studies, I’ve focused on Botox® therapy, Invisalign® clear orthodontic treatment, HealthyStart™, and functional medicine.
- American Dental Association
- Wyoming Dental Association
- Central Wyoming Dental Association
- American Academy of Facial Esthetics
Beyond the Office
I grew up in Worland, Wyoming and have called Casper home for more than ten years. My husband, Dr. Andrew Waring, and I have two beautiful girls, Madyn and Maeson. We also have an Australian shepherd, Belle, and a miniature dachshund, Sissy.
When not caring for patients, you'll usually find me running the kids to and from activities. I also love fitness so I’m often working out or doing something active outdoors. I like to snowshoe, downhill and cross-country ski, golf, bike, and hike. I enjoy traveling in the US and abroad, and I love to learn so I’m always trying to master a new skill.
I believe we must be part of the solution when it comes to improving our communities. As a result, I currently serve as an advisor on the state Dental Advisory Group to Medicaid and was recently selected by the Governor to serve on the state Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology Board. I am currently the Vice-President of the Casper Children’s Theater board, volunteer in the Park Elementary Parent Group, and sit on the state Biliteracy Seal Task Force team, too.