September 22, 2015
Every day I wake up and ask myself the same question: How can I make the world a better place? For me, dentistry is a means, rather than an end, to that goal and vision. Each day, bringing smiles to my patients, staff, and the greater Schaumburg community helps me achieve what I believe we were all put on this earth to achieve—helping others. Whether it means extracting that sore tooth or filling a cavity, calming a scared child (or adult) with dental phobia, or simply performing a routine checkup, I know that I am in a unique position to create smiles in the lives of others.
I didn’t always want to be a dentist. In fact, I began my research at the University of Illinois studying Material Sciences, a fascinating but somewhat lonely occupation. I quickly discovered what I cared about most was not the research itself, but its applications, how modern technology could bring joy to people’s lives. Finding dentistry was almost an accident; I think of it as a miracle. Whether or not you believe in “miracles,” dentistry for me was a gift that I am fortunate enough to have the opportunity to share with my community.
Modern technology is another kind of miracle, but it comes with a price—literally. All the amazing things we can do with the dental technology available today—from prosthodontics(prosthetic teeth) to fillings, extraction, x-rays, and braces—are the product of thousands of hours of research performed by hundreds of incredibly talented scientists and engineers over the course of hundreds of years. So you get what you pay for if you can afford it. But the miraculous thing about miracles is that they come to you when you need them, not necessarily whether you deserve them or not. Dentistry From The Heart is one such miracle.
Every year, Schaumburg Dental Studio is proud to participate in Dentistry From The Heart, and event/organization that sponsors free dental care for those in need. This September, our annual Dentistry From The Heart will provide providing fillings, extractions, and cleanings on a first-come-first-serve basis, free of charge. It’s our way of giving back to the community that has shown us so much love.