This month, the Advisory Board members share their journeys and words of wisdom for a rewarding career.
Atlanta Smiles and Wellness – Dental Health/Cosmetic Dentistry
Dr. Dina Giesler knew she wanted to work in dentistry from the time she was in 11th grade. “I’ll never forget it,” she says. “I was sitting with my girlfriend, and we were talking about becoming dental hygienists. So my senior year in high school, I started working for an orthodontist.” The spark was lit, so after she went to hygiene school, Dr. Giesler continued to dental school to become a cosmetic dentist. Her practice today provides everything from general care to cosmetic procedures.
“Work harder than anyone else. Stay focused on the goal, and never ever give up!”
Along the way, Dr. Giesler pushed herself to learn other skills as well. She pursued her Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry, which only 1% of dentists achieve. In addition to learning everything she needed to along the way, Dr. Giesler credits her success to hiring great people. “You surround yourself with women that can multitask – good, strong women,” she says. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that she herself is one.