THE OTHER DAY I WAS IN A REFLECTIVE MOOD, THINKING ABOUT my career in dentistry, and the reasons why I became a dentist with a practice here in San Jose. I love what I do each day. I know there are lots of people in the world who can’t honestly say that about their job—so, I feel really lucky to be able to say that.
Then, I thought about all of YOU, my valued patients, and how much I appreciate the trust you place in me and in our team.
Finally, I starting thinking about our team. I’m honored to work each day with such talented, great friends.
I know that some of you are in the early stages of choosing your own career paths—OR, you may have children or grandchildren who are making career decisions right now.
If I can ever be of help to you—or to somebody you care about—in answering questions about the varied careers in the dental profession, please let us know.
Some of the things I love most about being a dentist is the mix between science, management, engineering, and artistry. Each day is different, and I love the challenges.
Another thing I really enjoy is the continuing education component of what I do. Technological advances in the dental profession happen every day as techniques, materials used, and procedures become increasingly advanced. The opportunities to learn and improve are endless.
But most of all, the thing I probably like best, is the opportunity to help people and to make a difference in their lives. It may not seem like much, but the personal fulfillment that comes from being a dentist and helping people feel better about their smile and/or oral health is fantastic. Sometimes “feeling better” means “physically” better (if someone is uncomfortable or in pain). Sometimes “feeling better” means “emotionally” better (such as helping someone have the self confidence to smile again).
Thanks again for being friends of our dental practice. And, once again, I extend the invitation to you or someone you care about to visit with me about careers in the dental profession.
In case you’re interested, I’ve attached BOTH a brochure AND a short video below that will help you learn more about careers in dentistry.
(You can click directly on the brochure to read it or download it.)