Speaker: Cherryl Ellison, D.D.S.
Where did you attend dental school and when did you graduate?
Cherryl Ellison: So I attended dental school at Indiana University and I graduated in 2019.
With so many dental career opportunities in the Northeast, what made you choose Affinity?
Cherryl Ellison: I had a really specific type of office in mind. I wanted to be practicing someplace a little bit more rural, a little bit less busy. I was attracted to this practice just because the team is so cohesive. I have some of the best hygienists I've ever gotten to work with before. Have an awesome office manager. It's just a really cohesive, strong team.
What is one thing you know now that you wish you knew back when you were looking for the right position?
Cherryl Ellison: I think I would tell myself not to rush into anything. You know when you first get out of school you feel like you have a lot of debt and you have to hit the ground running and just immediately make money and kind of get out of that. But don't necessarily go for the first practice. You see if things feel weird that might not be the right fit for you. Wait for things to kind of come your way and wait for the right fit before you commit to something.
How has Affinity helped you to achieve your goals as a dentist?
Cherryl Ellison: The thing I like about practicing as a dentist best in this practice is I feel really comfortable doing the procedures I want to do and exploring those and getting better at those and kind of skipping over the procedures that I don't really want to do. So I feel really comfortable just being able to practice the kind of dentistry that I want to practice.