Toledo, Ohio is home of the first 100% employee-owned dental practice in the United States. The doctors, healthcare workers, and staff at Frankel Dentistry are upbeat, fun, and professional. How did these innovative folks decide on careers in dentistry?
Dr. Frankel is a natural. His father was a dentist, his sister and aunt are dental hygienists, an uncle and two cousins are dentists, and his daughter is in dental school at NOVA. If vocation can be inherited, this is a case in point. Dr. Frankel seems born to be a dentist.
Natalie matriculated in a program to become a sonographer. She knew she wanted to be in the medical field. Her sister works in a dental office. People kept asking her if she was in the dental hygiene program since she had such an amazing smile. She took it as a sign and switched programs. She has been at Frankel Dentistry for 12 years. People still mention her beautiful smile!
Angie had an exciting career in a law office. She left to raise six children. Once the children were off to school she wanted to find another gratifying career. Her neighbor was a dental sales representative. Angie’s future was just next door. He suggested she apply at Frankel Dentistry. Angie started at the front desk six years ago. Currently she is the integrator at the Maumee location. According to Angie, “It has been the best thing ever. I would never work anywhere else.”
Lisa knew her office in an academic setting was closing. She thrives when helping others. She bumped into an acquaintance and mentioned her situation. The conversation led to Frankel Dentistry. That was eight years ago. Lisa shares that she is doing what she loves with people she loves!
As a child, Brittney loved going to the dentist. She imagined herself as a dentist. Today, the doctors, healthcare workers and staff at Frankel Dentistry are grateful to have her on their team. She began at Frankel Dentistry as a dental hygienist, obtained a bachelors’ degree in marketing and became an expanded function dental auxiliary! “I love the immediate gratification of making my patients smile,” shares Brittney.
Mendi was a machinist. She needed three crowns. During her visits with the dental team, she realized dentistry was her calling. She sold her house. Moved to a city with a dental school. In Indianapolis at Indiana University Dental School, she realized her life purpose. Mendi loves what she does as an expanded function dental auxiliary. Her passion for dentistry is contagious!