Flash back to the 1950’s. Women were wearing perfect A-line dresses, sporting pin curls, and flashing flawless red lips. Today, we are lucky to throw on a pair of yoga pants and a top knot. And yes, yoga pants...
Some would say, "It's not easy...being a woman in dentistry.” And if you think it's tough now, imagine how it was for the very first woman in dentistry in what was generally a male-dominated profession. It was hearsay that...
As a female dentist one of the most important aspects to practicing dentistry is taking care of ourselves. I will be honest with you, though, there are times I put everyone else first and my health last! (Know what...

Julie Varney

When I graduated from high school, the life path was planned and the journey to my career started. I was attending a local college, on the pathway to becoming a dental hygienist. Looking forward to being a part of...

Kathryn Gilliam

I’ve been in dentistry all my life. My father was world-renowned dentist, Dr. Phillip Kamish. At 13, he came to this country from Romania, speaking six languages, none of them English, with his parents and little brother just before...
Thank you to Anne Linesch Duffy and Dental Entrepreneur for the opportunity to share my story with their readers. It is my hope that it will inspire others to find their own path to achieve their dreams and personal...

Kump

My desire to be a dental professional was forged during my teenage years. I had severely crowded teeth, was teased, embarrassed to smile and very shy. I can vividly remember walking into the orthodontist’s office, both terrified and excited. There,...

Hurley

I am known as Dentistry’s Image Expert. I entered the world of dentistry by sheer chance and the world of image by necessity. I unexpectedly became a single mom in 1982 when my children were 6, 4, 3 and...

Lanthier

“Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.” – C.S. Lewis  As I reflect on my childhood now as an adult, I realize that my upbringing was quite a bit different than most people experience. Sadly, my mother fought...

Deb Roberge

As far back as I can remember I longed to be in the medical profession. My maternal grandfather was a New York physician, Columbia Medical School graduate and an immigrant who managed to accomplish so much despite numerous obstacles....