CW: When did you decide to go into the business you are in?
“I have a family of dentists, so I have been around dentistry my whole life and have worked at my dad, Eddie White’s, dental practice at Sewee Dental Care for the last 10 years. Dentistry combines so many things that I enjoy: people, medicine, entrepreneurship and teeth.”
CW: What habits do you implement in day-to-day life that you attribute to success?
“I try to prioritize things that improve my physical health and mental health and help me take care of those around me. For me, that usually involves cooking and enjoying good, healthy food and spending a lot of time outdoors.”
CW: How have the past year’s challenges changed you?
“Despite the tremendous challenges of the last year, I was able to rediscover passions of mine outside of dentistry and spend precious time with my family and pets. I think that many of us would say that the past year has caused us to realign our priorities and nurture areas of our life that we may have let go.”
CW: Give us some success tips for someone just starting out in your line of work.
“My biggest piece of advice for a pre-dental student or a dental student is to keep everything in perspective. Seek advice from your professors and mentors in the field who have real-life experience to help you, and do your best in your classes, but also remember that college or dental school is only one part of your life. Take care of other areas of your life as well, nurture the relationships that make you happy and develop good habits that you can lean on when life gets stressful! Also, it is incredibly important to get some business knowledge before starting to practice.”