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People of Dentistry

people of dentistry
The People of Dentistry is a blog that tells the amazing true stories of your Dental peers in their own words.
Dr. Sarah Morris

Dr. Sarah Morris

Dr. Sarah MorrisI’ve always been someone who respected and appreciated science. I actually made the decision to enter dentistry through a “what do you want to be when you grow up” project in eighth...

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Dr. Kate Haag

Dr. Kate Haag

Dr. Kate Haag“My husband and I own a farm and ranch where we raise milo, corn, wheat, oats, and several hundred cattle. There are cows that we feed out and sell for meat, but we also have some...

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Dr. Alan Stern

Dr. Alan Stern

Dr. Alan Stern“It’s a very raw story because, like every one of us, I’m imperfect. When I got out of dental school, I really thought that I should have that big house and be driving that Lexus. To...

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Dr. Vi Ho

Dr. Vi Ho

Dr. Vi Ho“I realized the importance of cooking when I was nine. I had just arrived in America along with my parents (and one younger sibling). My parents had to work twelve-hour shifts—six to seven...

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Dr. Sagar Shah – Part 1

Dr. Sagar Shah – Part 1

Dr. Sagar Shah - Part 1“I’ve been a practicing dentist for over eight years. I love my profession, but it’s been quite a ride. I’ve always loved the fact that I've been able to continue to learn....

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Dr. Sagar Shah – Part 2

Dr. Sagar Shah – Part 2

Dr. Sagar Shah - Part 2“This side of me came out during chemotherapy, this urge to overcome my fears and make hurdles. One thing I’ve always wanted to do is put pen to paper; I’ve always wanted to...

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Dr. Maria Lima

Dr. Maria Lima

Dr. Maria Lima “There was a business call I had to take in my office. When I got on the call, the person was very rude. Suddenly, I felt an excruciating headache. I sat, drank water, and don’t...

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Dr. Grace Chung

Dr. Grace Chung

Dr. Grace Chung“West Point was a frequent place for field trips and sightseeing. I saw it a million times, I never really thought I was gonna be part of it. On my first day, I came with two bags. I...

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Dr. Ryan Shepherd

Dr. Ryan Shepherd

Dr. Ryan Shepherd“Before I ever decided to be a Dentist, I went to Brigham Young University in Provo, UT on a full scholarship to study musical theatre. After graduation, my wife and I got jobs...

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Dr. Husnain Shahid – Part 1

Dr. Husnain Shahid – Part 1

Dr. Husnain Shahid(1/2) “My dad takes people to Saudi Arabia for religious trips. In my fourth year of dental school, during November Break, I brought some friends. Some of my family came too. One...

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Dr. Husnain Shahid – Part 2

Dr. Husnain Shahid – Part 2

Dr. Husnain Shahid(2/2) “One of my friends comes back to see if everybody is okay. He pulls me out of the water and saves my life. It stops hailing, but it’s raining hard. I can’t move my legs. I...

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Dr. Sonia Smith

Dr. Sonia Smith

Dr. Sonia Smith“I should have left private practice two years prior, but I kept putting it off and labeling it as ‘quitting’ or ‘not working hard enough.’ I was just hamster-wheeling, going around...

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