Written by: Dr. Mary Swift, D.D.S.
I feel very fortunate to have fallen in love with a career in dentistry. They say if you love what you do it will never feel like work.
I was young when I chose this path. I spent my first year in college taking care of undergraduate classes, but I had not chosen a career direction. During my summer break after that first year I happened upon a dental assisting program at the local community college. I had worn braces as a teen, and I thought the private practice setting of my orthodontist office looked like a friendly work environment, so I enrolled. I was fortunate to have found a well-rounded robust dental assisting program (like the program at DCDS Dental Assisting School) that fully prepared me for this new adventure. I continued my career path and became a dental hygienist, and then later went on to dental school.
My dental assisting foundation served as a springboard to further my career, but will always be my first love.
Dr. Swift graduated from Baylor College of Dentistry in 1994. She practices dentistry in Dallas, Texas.