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Women in Dentistry with Dr. Heather Carr: Contributing Meaningfully to the Profession

It was a pleasure for me to walk down memory lane with Dr. Heather Carr, Dental Surgeon in Nova Scotia, past President of the Nova Scotia Dental Association, and presently, member of the Board of Directors at the Canadian Dental Association. Dr. Carr is a passionate professional who dedicated her life to her family, her career, and who donated much of her time and efforts to organized dentistry. 

I hope you enjoy our conversation and share your thoughts and feedback with us at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca 

Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager

Highlights

Dr. Carr has been involved in both private clinical and organized dentistry and has received several awards. She is the first female dentist from Nova Scotia to be elected to the board of the Canadian Dental Association. Dr. Carr found dentistry intriguing as she recognized that a career as a dentist would allow her to be her own boss, work in healthcare and have flexible hours.

After a long career in dentistry, Dr. Carr still truly enjoys her job. Working in organized dentistry has afforded her the opportunity to meet different people along the way. As a single mother raising young children, she felt challenged at times with organization and juggling her work and family life.

Women are committed to professionalism, the ideals of the profession and patient care. Every female (or male) dentist has to direct their attention to the aspects of the profession that he/she does the best. As the profession grows and evolves, more women are joining organized dentistry and take an active role in shaping dentistry.

Full Interview (11.47″)

 

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