And one of them is me! WOW! I am beyond honoured to have been named one of the “32 Most Influential People in Dentistry” by Incisal Edge magazine, alongside some of the biggest CEOs and global leaders in the world of dentistry. It’s truly incredible being able to witness and be a part of all the exciting things currently happening in oral healthcare.
The 2022 list
Incisal Edge curates the industry’s most progressive thought leadership to deliver the latest in dental innovations and the people behind them. And the sixth edition of their “32 Most Influential People in Dentistry” includes a very inspiring list of amazing professionals: Joseph Hogan, Guillaume Daniellot, Cheryl Pegus, Rena D’Souza, Bill Dorfman, Stephenie Goddard, Stanley Bergman, Wardah Inam, Amir Aghdaei, James Hutchison, Gordon J. Christensen, John Kois and Frank Spear, Doug Hudson, Zainab Mackie, Brigadier General Shan K. Bagby, Raymond A. Cohlmia, Michael Graham and Marko Vujicic, Howard Farran, Natalia Chalmers, Heikki Kyöstilä, Bete Johnson, Anton Woolf, Pat Bauer, Robert Fontana and Steve Thorne, Linda C. Niessen, Wael Garine, Parag Kachalia and Amanda Seay, Chris Steven Villanueva, Jeff Johnson, Diego Gabathuler, Jay Geier, Anne Vela-Wagner, Tom Daulton, Bruce Dye and Judith Albino. See the complete list here.
My mother always taught me that it’s important to be humble in your successes. Some things are so much more important than just making money. Success comes in many shapes and forms and it’s important we don’t lose sight of what they are. Core values and ethics are foundational principles as a doctor. And we must never lose sight of that.
So I want to dedicate this to all of the game changers, the dreamers, the failed entrepreneurs that are picking themselves up as we speak to get back in the game and that will never give up on their dreams, to all the hard-working folks out there that are supporting their families and don’t get time to rest, the visionaries that lack the funds to kick start their plan but won’t back down, the students that against all odds believe they can make a global impact, and to all my colleagues that have been kind to me over the years and supported my vision. It’s also important to acknowledge those people that despite big challenges and great personal sacrifice still go out of their way to help their fellow human being. Thank you!
It takes a lot longer than you ever plan for to be truly successful at anything. And by the time you realise you might be good at it, your definition of success changes, because you do too. This is why you must always love what you do.