Dr. Katie Vincer Sears shares her experiences volunteering in Africa and how she handled being away from her practice.
This is episode 12 of Beyond the Mouth, an ongoing podcast series in which ADA’s Dr. Betsy Shapiro chats with a diverse group of people who can help with the non-clinical challenges dentists experience every day.
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Dr. Katie Vincer Sears
Dr. Vincer owns Scarlet Dental in both Pickerington and Zanesville, Ohio. Dr. Vincer graduated from Saint Mary's of Notre Dame before graduating from Ohio State University with her doctorate in dental surgery. She is an adjunct professor for Ohio State University’s College of Dentistry, serves on multiple boards including the Board of Trustees for Saint Mary's College, and has also served on several advisory committees for the American Dental Association. She received the honors of American Dental Association's 10 Under 10 Award in 2018, which recognizes the top 10 dentists in all of the United States who have been practicing 10 years or less, as well as Columbus Business First's 40 Under 40 in 2017. Her professional mission is to provide all patients, regardless of their socioeconomic status, with the highest quality of dentistry possible in a welcoming and beautiful office.
Dr. Vincer enjoys volunteering and does so regularly. She and her husband have chaired Cornerstone of Hope's annual gala for the past three years. She returned to Kenya in the summer of 2019 to volunteer at the Maasai Dental Clinic.