Dr. Essence earned her DDS degree from Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC, becoming the first Dentist in her family! She then went on to serve as an Active Duty Captain in the US Army.


Dr. Essence is committed to providing quality dental care to underserved communities. Her heart lies in treating low income and unhoused youth, as well as, children in grade schools via mobile clinic. Dr. Essence serves as a Community Based Clinical Educator at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), as well as, the Community Relations Committee Chair for the Los Angeles Dental Society


Through her viral videos, Dr. Essence has cultivated a following on social media @the_DrEssence_page and now helps other dentists grow their online communities and provide oral health education across the globe.


When Dr. Essence isn’t in the clinic, she enjoys mindfulness practices, yoga & meditation, reading and cuddling with her yorkie-poo, Ichiban.

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