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Dr. Sheila Armstrong

QUESTION ANSWER
What's your favorite book? Why? The Secret by Rhonda Byrne; I love the concept of positive thinking! Whatever you sow you reap! Your thoughts are seeds, and the harvest you reap will depend on the seeds you plant!!

What's your best memory with dentist colleagues and why? Starting my career working with two "seasoned" doctors, one that had about 20 years of experience and the other had 35-40 years of experience. It really gave me a great foundation for my career, I could not have asked for a better start!

Have you ever heard another member discussing a member benefit you didn't know was a value you had available to you? If so, what benefit? I was purchasing my health insurance from the Marketplace, and the prices were going up yearly. After speaking with another MDA member about the skyrocketing prices of health insurance, I was told that I could form a "group" within my own office and I would see a decrease in those numbers. It was a great savings.

Tell us about your personal proudest moment as a professional in dentistry. I have had many memorable moments over the last 29 years, but I would say my proudest "moment" would be the relationships that I have made with my patients over the years. I have enjoyed many milestones with my patients, they have become my "extended" family!

If you were guaranteed to be successful in a different profession, what would it be and why? A dancer! I have loved dancing since I was a little girl, but I couldn't convince my parents that this was a sustainable career choice! LOL!

Spartans or Wolverines?

Pizza or tacos?

1 hour nap or 1 hour uninterrupted TV time?
WOLVERINES, of course!

Pizza.

1-hour nap.

Tell us the three best things about being a dentist to you. 1.) Interactions with patients. 2.) Personal autonomy. 3.) Allows me to think creatively.

September 2019

Dr. Sarah Tomaka

QUESTION ANSWER
What's your favorite book? Why? Any book by Stephen J. Cannell. His books are so intricately woven from beginning to end, and I have not read a book by him that I haven't liked.

What's your best memory with dentist colleagues and why? All of the holiday parties my roommate, Dr. Amy Lesch, and I hosted in dental school. We celebrated everything!

Have you ever heard another member discussing a member benefit you didn't know was a value you had available to you? If so, what benefit? I didn't know that the MDA will search all available auto, renter's, home, etc. insurances for you to find you the best deal. Melanie is great!
Tell us about your personal proudest moment as a professional in dentistry? Being proficient enough to mentor younger dentists, dental students, and high school students.
If you were guaranteed to be successful in a different profession, what would it be and why? I would love to be a polyglot and professionally translate many different languages.

Spartans or Wolverines?

Pizza or tacos?

1 hour nap or 1 hour uninterrupted TV time?
Wherever you go, Go Blue!

Carnitas for sure!

Zzzzzz ...

Tell us the three best things about being a dentist to you. 1. Being able to provide highly in-demand services to underserved populations.

2. The opportunity to see someone's face light up when you have completely changed their smile.

3. I love meeting, networking, and hanging out with new colleagues and old friends alike all over the country.

August 2019

Dr. Drew Moeller

QUESTION ANSWER
What's the most important part of being an MDA member to you? Being connected to the dental community and having access to all of the support the MDA provides. 

It's 2030 and time travel is finally here; what year do you head to first and why? 1773 to witness the Boston Tea Party

Tell us the three best things about being a dentist to you. Getting to meet so many interesting people. Getting people out of pain. Meeting and exceeding patient expectations. 

Spartans or Wolverines?

Pizza or tacos?

1 hour nap or 1 hour uninterrupted TV time?
Wolverines!

Pizza.

1 hour uninterrupted TV time.

Tell us about your personal proudest moment as a professional in dentistry? Immediately and permanently relieving my mom's severe tooth pain via endodontic treatment. 

What would you tell a D1, first year dental student if you could? Develop an outstanding bedside manner and you will be successful wherever you go. 

Tell us the funniest myth you've heard about dentists. That we use extracted teeth to make jewelry.