“Dentistry is one of the few professions where we can not only prevent disease, but also eliminate it. We have the ability to take people out of pain and motivate them to change their oral health habits. It is so rewarding to see a patient’s face light up because we gave them their smile back, or when we can encourage a frightened child through a whole appointment and they give us a hug when they leave,” Specht said.
DTA Foundation/Procter & Gamble
University of Kentucky College of Dentistry