I was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and immigrated to the United States with my family in 1977. I earned my BS degree in anthropology and zoology from the University of Michigan. After receiving my dental degree from SUNY at Buffalo, in 1993, I completed a General Practice Residency at Flushing Hospital Medical Center in Queens, New York. I then practiced general dentistry for five years on Long Island.
In 1998, I moved to Israel. I spent 3 years at the prestigious Hebrew University enrolled in their Endodontic residency program. In 2003, I became a Diplomat of the Israeli Board of Endodontics. Throughout my stay in Israel, I also worked part time in private practice performing endodontics and general/cosmetic dentistry. On my return to New York, I initiated a second Endodontic residency at New York University College of Dentistry. In August 2006 after completion of the NYU residency program I joined Advanced Endodontics of Westchester