Hi everyone!

My name is Elizabeth and I’m currently a 4th year dental student at Penn Dental Medicine. I’ve been involved in Philly Phaces for the past couple years of dental school and have been inspired by the passion of everyone in the organization. I feel so lucky to have had the opportunity to meet such amazing people, and can’t wait to give back to the Philly Phaces community and other similar communities through my professional career.

A little bit about me- I am originally from the Seattle area and went to undergrad in California. I am an aspiring orthodontist and currently in the application process for Orthodontic Residency programs! As dental health care providers, we are not just smile makers in the literal sense. What we do goes a long way to affects a person emotionally as well. In many cases, orthodontists are present during adolescence, at one of an individual’s most vulnerable stages in development. I look forward to having the opportunity to instill confidence in my patients through changing their smiles. My brother is currently in his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency and we hope to work together in the future to help treat patients with craniofacial anomalies.

I am excited to continue blogging this year and can’t wait to further interact with this amazing community!

-Elizabeth