Mentorship Webinar: S.M.A.R.T.E.R. Goal Setting Workshop

No matter where you are in your journey for whatever dream you are pursuing, give yourself the tools necessary for success! Watch our S.M.A.R.T.E.R. Goal Setting Workshop so you can learn the tools to lay the steppingstones needed to build a strong foundation to achieve your goals and supercharge your success journey! Learn the art of setting goals that propel your career forward. Don’t just dream it, achieve it!

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Mentors: Dr. Laila Hishaw, sDr. Luma Chenyi, Dr. Myriam Glavash, Dr. Denise Mills, Dr. Susan Sergie, Dr. Dentonio Worrell, and Dr. Emma Guzman.

Dr. Laila Hishaw, an advocate for diversity in dentistry and children’s oral health, is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American College of Dentists, and International College of Dentists. She founded DIDM in 20218 to enhance the path to dental school for underrepresented minorities through mentoring and educational initiatives. As a successful private-practice owner and an Amazon bestselling author of “Cavity Free Kids,” she has gained recognition on Discovery Health Channel, podcasts, and various publications. Actively contributing to the field, she serves on the ADA Task Force and the Board of Directors for Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation.

sDr. Luma Fohtung Chenyi is a passionate advocate for health equity and representation in oral health professions. Currently serving as an officer on the Founding Board of Directors for Diversity in Dentistry Mentorships, Inc., Luma holds the roles of Secretary and Programming Chair, ensuring mentees receive valuable support and guidance for gaining acceptance into dental school. With extensive experience in NGOs globally, focusing on access to care and health disparities, Luma is dedicated to making a positive impact. As a second-year dental student in the MPH/DMD program at Texas Tech University Health Science Center El Paso, she actively participates in organizations such as SNDA, ADG, ASDA, and ADEA, advocating for access and equity in oral health. Luma also plays a crucial role in the founding executive board of the SNDA Chapter at her school, which has received five organization awards in its first year. Beyond her professional commitments, Luma is a devoted mother to three amazing boys.

Dr. Myriam Glavash is a board-certified pediatric dentist at one of the largest private pediatric practices in the state of Texas. She has been practicing for 10 years and works largely with children in rural underserved areas with extensive needs. She is also involved locally in the South Plains Dental District Society serving as their community affairs chair.

Dr. Mills received her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from Northern Arizona University in 1980. She then continued her education to receive her D.D.S. degree from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1985. She has practiced in Public Health through the Indian Health Service and had been in private practice since 1985. In July of 2009, Dr. Mills became a faculty member of Midwestern University, College of Dental Medicine-Arizona as a pre-clinical instructor. Currently she serves as full-time clinical faculty. She has continued her education receiving a Master’s Degree in Health Administration in 2014 and in 2020 received Doctoral Degree in Education.

Dr. Sergie, a native of Alaska with roots in Bethel and Alakanuk, is dedicated to creating genuine connections with each patient, treating them like cherished family members. A graduate of Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine in Glendale, Arizona, she earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree. Dr. Sergie further refined her skills through Advanced Education in Pediatric Dentistry (AEPD) at NYU Langone in Phoenix, Arizona. While specializing in pediatric dentistry, she holds numerous certifications and licenses and extends her comprehensive dental care to patients of all ages, including those with special needs.

Dr. Dentonio Worrell, born in Brooklyn and raised in Barbados, pursued dentistry after graduating in Mathematics and Statistics. His US Army service led to specialization in Endodontics, earning board certification in 2012. A leader in dental education and practice, he commands the US Army Dental Health Activity in Hawaii, mentors at Scofield Barracks, and actively contributes to various dental associations. Dr. Worrell, devoted to family and diverse interests, enjoys travel, hiking, investing, and volunteering.

Dr. Emma Guzman is a General and Cosmetic Dentist at Tend Dental in Park Slope, Brooklyn. She enjoys changing the lives of her patient one smile at a time. She completed her general practice residency at Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center and graduated from the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. She has a passion for helping people improve their oral and overall health. Mentoring, networking and being involved in organized dentistry are an essential part of her career. She has traveled internationally to provide dental care to those who lack access to care. Beside teeth, she has a love for food and dance. “Ambition is the Key to Success and you create your own future!”

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00:00 S.M.A.R.T.E.R Goal Setting Workshop

00:07 Dr. Hishaw Introduction

02:47 sDr. Luma Overview of Workshop

07:23 Dr. Glavash Introduction

08:14 Dr. Glavash, S: Specific

12:16 Question: What do dental schools look for in activities/experiences?

18:38 Dr. Emma Introduction

19:24 Dr. Worrell Introduction

20:22 Dr. Worrell, M: Measurable

23:12 Dr. Mills Introduction

23:34 Dr. Mills, A: Attainable

26:07 Dr. Sergie Introduction

27:26 Dr. Sergie, R: Realistic

29:26 Dr. Glavash, T: Time-bound

31:27 Dr. Emma, E: Evaluate

38:10 sDr. Chenyi, R: Revise

39:25 Question: Is it too late to take my DAT in July?

41:56 Tip: Your timeline is your timeline

46:23 Tip: Financial cost of rushing registration process

50:08 Tip: Not everyone is honest about their struggles

56:25 Post Breakout Room Discussions