Category Archives: Leadership

Women who motivate me

March is Women’s History Month, which celebrates the many achievements and contributions that women have made to our society over the course of hundreds of years. International Women’s Day was also celebrated around the world earlier this month on March 8. I can easily name many recognizable women in present time that many of us look up to.… Read More »

We want you: Seeing leadership through two female leaders’ lenses in honor of Women’s History Month (Part 2)

In honor of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month this March, I’m sharing excerpts of interviews from two outstanding female leaders in dentistry who exhibit both authentic and transformational leadership qualities. Earlier this week, I interviewed Dr. Maxine Feinberg, the third woman to hold office of ADA president in 2014-15. Today, here’s an excerpt of my interview… Read More »

We want you: Seeing leadership through two female leaders’ lenses in honor of Women’s History Month (Part 1)

This January I had the honor to contribute to the ADA’s Accelerator Series on how to cultivate leadership skills through mentoring and coaching.  As female applicants continue to increase in dentistry, the leadership representation of women still lags behind. In Linda Whelan’s book “Women Lead the Way,” she talked about the “30% solution” where 30% seems to be… Read More »

Making strides towards dental health equity

Dental health equity remains a pipe dream for many Americans. Those people who live in poverty, rural areas, and those in certain ethnic/racial minorities and gender typically experience higher barriers to care than most. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 10% of people living in rural America have less access to dental services than… Read More »

50 Years: Former student leaders offer insight, lessons learned in retrospective series

In February 1970, a group of dental students met in Chicago to form an independent national dental student organization and named themselves the Student American Dental Association (SADA). The following year the ADA embraced this idea and organized a meeting of student representatives from each dental school in the country to help form a new organization called the… Read More »

Business side of dentistry: Becoming the leader you need to be

Editor’s note: This is the ninth article in a series exploring the business aspects of the dental profession, from starting a practice and marketing to hiring staff and finances. If we don’t talk about leadership in a dental office, we aren’t really discussing anything valuable, are we? Because, what is a practice without a great leader? It’s a… Read More »