The saying goes ‘Find something you love and are passionate about, make it your job and you’ll never work a day in your life.’ For Dr. Sharon Reid, DDS, and her staff, living their passion and loving what they do makes each day more than just a job. They do it for the love of dentistry and for the love of their patients.
When we choose our career path, we hope that our choice is fulfilling and gives us purpose, leading to both professional and personal success. From the moment you meet Dr. Reid, it is obvious that she loves her work and is fulfilled as a professional, but you can also see a sincere passion for her patients and their dental health behind her success. “My staff and I are genuine, making it a practice to be straightforward, yet compassionate, with each patient, every day. The atmosphere and attitude I have created within my practice is my greatest achievement, but we are always trying to improve in the way we work as a team and in our ongoing education into the new technologies in our field. Part of that atmosphere that we have created is the feeling that as a staff we are family and our patients are an extension of that family,” said Dr. Reid.
But atmosphere will only get you so far, if there is not a passion and a love for what you do. “I treat my patients and my staff the way I would like to be treated. I believe my patients should have all the information they need to make an informed decision in their dental care. I can’t think of anything else in life that you use 24/7, 365 days a year, that with proper care will sustain its value, look and performance as well as your teeth will,” Dr. Reid commented.
Striving for Excellence with the Right Team
As Dr. Reid notes, however, caring for patients depends on more than her own abilities and attitude. “I am only as good as those who I surround myself with, and the
ladies that work in my office are the most talented and honorable group of women I have ever known. Most of them have been with me 15- 20 years and each shares my
love of dentistry, and it shows in the care they give our patients,” said Dr. Reid.
Read more on page 33 in the February Issue of FW Magazine