Being in the dental field allows me to treat my patients’ oral health needs, but it also affords the privilege to be part of the change in the patient’s smile and confidence. I consider it an honor to be trusted to be a part of that change.
Teeth have always been very interesting to me, from their development in the bone and eruption to how we can maneuver them to give a beautiful, functional smile and bite. As a general dentist who has limited my practice of dentistry to orthodontics only, I have a unique perspective on the relationship between oral health and tooth movement that I am excited to share with my patients.
Education and Continuing Education
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery – University of Nebraska, 1986
- General practice residency – Olin E. Teague Veterans’ Medical Center, 1986-1987
When I decided to focus my practice on orthodontics, I served a three-year orthodontic preceptorship with Dr. Gerald McConnell in the various aspects of orthodontics, including diagnosis and treatment planning, growth and development, biology of tooth movement, orthodontic mechanics, and cephalometrics. Since then, I have continued to update my education through the American Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, and Texas Dental Association on new techniques and products, to stay on the cutting edge of treatment modalities.
Outside the Office
I am originally from Aberdeen, South Dakota, and have lived in Belton for 15 years. My husband Brent Blumenthal and I have been married for 35 years. We have two adult married sons, one granddaughter, and another on the way in December. Our Golden Retriever and Jack Russell dogs keep us company at home.
I love spending my free time on Belton Lake, where I enjoy fly fishing, camping, boating, kayaking, and being with family. I also enjoy being a member of Immanuel Lutheran Prince of Peace Church in Belton.