This episode’s discussion:
- Challenges of being a female dentist
- Benefits of being a female dentist
- Advice for women entering the dental profession including staying physically fit, seeking additional training (in business, clinical and personal development), setting goals, finding a mentor, getting experience/expanding your horizons, the importance of a professional peer group/study clubs, what to discuss with your spouse before starting a family and work life balance with your growing family.
Dr. Josie Dovidio was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. However, when her parents, Italian immigrants, were tired of the snow, they moved to Southern California to soak in the sunshine. She returned to Chicago for her dental training and graduated from Northwestern University Dental School, in 1997, with honors from the Academy of General Dentistry.
After graduation, she returned to Southern California to complete advanced training at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in No