Incisal Edge magazine 40 Under 40 honoree Dr. Jackie Johnson offers sage advice for someone considering dentistry in her discussion with Chuck Cohen at the Driving Dentistry Forward Podcast today. The West Virginia University School of Dentistry alum also shares the lighter side of running a dental practice – Preston Dental Care – in her hometown of Kingwood. (It might involve a dental patient who at one time was her high school teacher, but you’ll have to listen to the podcast to find out for sure.)

Dr. Johnson left behind her aspirations to become an actress to pursue an unexpected career in dentistry. (She does, however, keep her interest in theater alive via her practice’s humorous YouTube and TikTok videos.) Followers of her practice’s social pages can also gain insight from Dr. Johnson regarding mask hacks and creating positive workplace team vibes.

After viewing this Driving Dentistry Forward videocast from Benco Dental, you’ll learn…

  • what’s it like to return to your hometown and begin a dental practice there,
  • how a previous career as a dental assistant can influence the way a dentist works with their team, and
  • why you should never let obstacles stand in the way of dreams.

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Incisal Edge dental magazine 40 Under 40 is presented by Benco Dental
Incisal Edge dental magazine 40 Under 40 is presented by Benco Dental

Want to hear from America’s top young dentists – the Incisal Edge 40 Under 40? Dr. Jackie Johnson shares hers in today’s #drivingdentistryforward podcast.

Every other Thursday, hosts Chuck Cohen and Rick Cohen welcome top influencers in the world of dentistry to share the moments that shaped their careers, changed their outlooks and inspired them to action.

Each episode delves deep into how the brightest minds are shaping dentistry’s future through remarkable innovation—and how you can position yourself for personal and professional success in this fast-changing world. Who better to ask than America’s top young dentists Incisal Edge magazine’s 40 Under 40?

Today Chuck Cohen speaks with a member of the Class of 2020, Dr. Jackie Johnson, who operates Preston Dental Care in West Virginia.  Today, she dedicates her time and practice to helping her hometown, including special assistance for veterans during the local Smile for Heroes initiative each November. In the podcast, she offers advice for someone considering dentistry, and opens up about worries that almost stopped her from pursuing her dream.

Learn more about what put Dr. Johnson among the #IE40Under40 elite ranks here.

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