The Making Of


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Are you ready to dive into a story of courage, transformation, and groundbreaking success in the world of dentistry? In this episode, I’m sitting down with the incredible Dr. Connie Wang, a dentist who’s redefining the norms and making waves with her journey from pharmacy to dentistry. Trust me, you don’t want to miss this one!

Dr. Connie Wang’s story is not just about changing careers; it’s about following your passion, embracing vulnerability, and the power of communication in healthcare. Whether you’re a budding professional or simply seeking inspiration, this episode is packed with insights that will motivate you to chase your dreams and create meaningful connections in your field.

Here’s What You’ll Learn:

  1. From Pharmacy to Dentistry: A Journey of Self-Discovery
    • Dr. Connie Wang shares her unconventional path, switching from a pharmacy career to finding her true calling in dentistry. Hear how she navigated this major shift and the pivotal moments that shaped her journey. It’s a tale of resilience, persistence, and discovering what truly lights you up!
  2. Building an Engaged Online Community
    • Discover how Dr. Wang grew her Instagram following and launched her podcast, “Just a Quick Pinch.” She reveals the secrets behind her storytelling techniques and how sharing her authentic experiences helped her connect deeply with young women in healthcare.
  3. Mastering the Art of Communication in Dentistry
    • Dr. Wang dives into the essential yet often overlooked skill of effective communication with patients. She recounts a challenging patient case that tested her skills and shares valuable lessons on handling difficult interactions with grace and empathy.
  4. The Importance of Self-Care and Therapy
    • Openly discussing her journey with therapy, Dr. Wang highlights the significance of mental health support for healthcare professionals. Learn why prioritizing your emotional well-being is crucial for providing the best care to your patients.
  5. Networking and Mentorship: The Power of Community
    • Reflecting on her experiences at the Making of a Retreat, Dr. Wang talks about the transformative power of connecting with like-minded professionals. Get insights into how these relationships have fueled her growth and how you can benefit from similar opportunities.
  6. Looking Ahead: Aspirations and Future Goals
    • What’s next for Dr. Connie Wang? She shares her aspirations to continue impacting the dental field through public speaking and mentoring. Be inspired by her vision and learn how to set and pursue your own ambitious goals.

Fun and Personal Moments:

  • Rapid-Fire Fun: Dr. Wang and I play a quick round of “This or That,” sharing our takes on Instagram vs. TikTok, manicures vs. pedicures, and our favorite pop stars. Spoiler alert: We’re both Beliebers!
  • Party Trick Revelation: Dr. Wang’s unique party trick isn’t what you’d expect—she has a knack for finding herself in deep, meaningful conversations at social gatherings.
  • Cultural Reflections: We delve into Dr. Wang’s background as an Asian-American and how her family’s support played a pivotal role in her career decisions and personal growth.

Episode Highlights:

  • Career Pivot Inspiration: Dr. Wang’s transition from pharmacy to dentistry is a testament to following your heart and not being afraid to start over. If you’re considering a career change, her story will resonate deeply.
  • Authentic Storytelling: Learn how Dr. Wang’s genuine approach to sharing her journey has created a strong, engaged community online.
  • Handling Tough Situations with Patients: Gain insights into the art of communication in dentistry and how to manage challenging patient interactions with empathy and professionalism.
  • The Role of Therapy in Professional Success: Dr. Wang’s openness about her experience with therapy sheds light on the importance of mental health in achieving career fulfillment.
  • The Magic of Dental Retreats: Hear about Dr. Wang’s experiences at dental retreats and the lasting impact of connecting with peers in a supportive, enriching environment.

Join the Conversation:

  • Connect with Dr. Connie Wang: Follow her on Instagram at @drconnie_wang and tune in to her podcast "Just a Quick Pinch" on Apple Podcasts or Spotify.
  • Explore the Making of a Retreat: Interested in attending the next retreat? Reach out to Ashley Joves or Dr. Connie Wang for details on special offers for new grads and how to join the upcoming retreat in Vail.

Quote of the Episode:

"Once you have the drive, you can really achieve anything. People always say, ‘How did you do that? It sounds so hard.’ I had no choice; you just wake up and do it. Before you know it, you get through it." - Dr. Connie Wang

Dive into this episode and get ready to be inspired by Dr. Connie Wang’s incredible journey. Whether you’re in healthcare or any other field, her story is a powerful reminder that it’s never too late to pursue your dreams and make a meaningful impact.

Resources and Links:

  • Follow Dr. Connie Wang on Instagram: @drconnie_wang
  • Listen to "Just a Quick Pinch" Podcast: Available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify
  • Learn More About the Making of a Retreat: Connect with Ashley Joves or Dr. Connie Wang for special offers and details.

Keep chasing those dreams, Start Up Crew, and remember to prioritize your passion and well-being along the way!

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