Kathryn Gilliam learned early on about dentistry and, more importantly, the connection between the health of our mouth and our body. It started with world-renowned dentist, Dr. Phillip Kamish. I’ve been in dentistry all my life. My father was world-renowned dentist,...
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...

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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,...
I am known as Dentistry’s "Image" Expert. However, I entered the world of dentistry by sheer chance, and the world of "image" by necessity. That's because I unexpectedly became a single mom in 1982 when my children were 6,...
“Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.” – C.S. Lewis  Early Hardships 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...
My Role Model You could say that creative thinking runs in the family. I didn't really think of it that way until later in life. But I did look up to my maternal grandfather! He was a New York physician...
“Self-care is a divine responsibility.” - Danielle Laporte As women, we often focus the majority of our energy on the well-being of those we care deeply about. This certainly applies to women in dentistry, as you work daily to meet...
I've got to admit I didn't ace maternity leave the first time around. In 2009, I took one-week paid leave to bond with my firstborn — Joseph. At the time, I was the Vice President of Sales with 16...
Social media and dentistry? The dental profession is filled with meticulous personalities. People who like more detail than not. Fine lines drawn between black and white. Margins measuring up just so. And that’s great, right? We want our dentists...