With the upcoming JUNE OPENING of our office, we’ve been busy getting everything ready to meet you! Despite a busy time of preparation Dr. Schultz took some time out for an interview–and was recently featured as a clinician in the Member Spotlight section in The Dental Mirror, a publication of the Northern District Dental Society. Read on to learn more about Dr. Schultz before your first appointment! (The following interview is the property of the Northern District Dental Society.)
Why did you choose a career in dentistry?
Growing up in a medical family (my dad is an oral surgeon and my mom is a critical care nurse), I was always exposed to this world; however, it wasn’t until my junior year of college that I landed on dentistry as a career. For me, dentistry is the perfect combination of medicine and design. It’s a career that allows me to create and foster relationships, while also tapping into my love for art and esthetics. Does it get any better?!
Do you have any concerns about the future of dentistry and your role as a healthcare provider?
My concern for the future of dentistry is twofold, and both issues are related to patient care. Firstly, I’m concerned about insurance-driven care (in both corporate dentistry and private practice), which I feel can often compromise treatment. Secondly, I’m concerned about mid-level dental providers and the impact that this could have on the quality of care that our patients receive.
What are some of your hobbies?
Does opening a dental practice count?! If I’m not in the office, you can usually find me working out, on my bike, spending time with family and friends, traveling, reading, or pretty much anything else. I like to keep life interesting!
Any big summer plans?
Aside from gaining my sea legs with a new business, I have a few weekend trips planned. I’m a big believer that getting out of town every so often is really important, because it allows me to maintain a great work/life balance. I’m at my best when I’m energized, well-rested, and refreshed!
What’s your favorite dental procedure and why?
I love esthetic dentistry. It could be argued that all dentistry is esthetic, but I really enjoy improving smiles. It’s so much fun to watch the impact that we, as practitioners, can have on a person’s confidence-it’s such a gratifying experience! If you live in the Newnan area, and are interested in learning more about the many services we provide, contact Schultz Family Dental today at 470-400-1553. We can’t wait to meet you!