The American Association of Women Dentists (AAWD) is excited to announce the new local chapter in North Carolina! I am so excited to work together for years to come. For those who don’t know me, I’m Lauren Massey-Williams. I graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry of 2009. For about 7 years I practiced in Texas in just about every avenue of dentistry–public health, corporate offices and private practice. In 2018, I relocated to Shelby, NC to be closer to my family (my dad is from Charlotte) and my sister who lives in North Florida and joined a large, all female group practice. I started in dentistry in public health as a National Health Care Service Corps Scholarship recipient, so my primary focus in dentistry has always been in helping the underserved. Through the AAWD”s Smiles for Success program, I hope to increase the amount of dentistry we, as women, are able to give to those who truly need us. In addition to being president of this chapter of AAWD, I sit on the communications council for the Academy of General Dentistry, am an ambassador to the NHSC and serve on my county’s Healthcare Foundation Board.
This year from AAWD, our vice president, Jordan Hubbard, and I plan to grow our chapter, develop mentorship programs for female dental students, solicit discounts on dental products for our members, and so much more. Jordan lives in Southern Pines, NC and owns her own practice in Pinehurst, NC. She is a new practice owner and graduated from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry in 2017. She is also a member of the Academy of General Dentistry and is working on her fellowship, a member of the Official Mommy Dentists in Business, and a member of the American Dental Association. She cannot wait to meet each of you and grow together.
Finally, one thing I’m very passionate about is supporting women in small business. A friend of mine, Jennifer Snowden, owns the boutique James Ascher in Charleston and has offered us 15 percent off all purchases this season. Her sister and father are both dentists and she wanted me to personally express how much she admires all of our dedication to our careers, families and communities! To shop, click here: https://jamesascher.com/ and use the code TOOTH at checkout to receive your discount.
Please be safe as we start 2021, and do not hesitate to reach out to either of us at any time with ideas you may have for our chapter, questions you may be coming up with, or even just to say, “Hey!”
Lauren Massey Williams, DMD