Interview with Dr Derek Wallin (@drderekwallin)
Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?
My father was a dentist as well and he has always been an inspiration to me which led me to realize that dentistry was my passion as well. Because of all the love I saw my dad have for his job, I wanted to do the same for my future.
Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”?
Care work is a very demanding job and can lead to high levels of stress when things may not turn out the way you expect them to. For me, taking time off my work helps a lot. I would advise everyone to relax and spend time with their loved ones.
None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story?
My family has always supported me in everything I do. Without them, I wouldn’t be where I am today and for that I will always be grateful to them.
How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world?
I try to make sure to help as many people as I can through my work. It makes me smile so much when I get to know that my patients can now smile just how they have always wanted to,
Do you have a favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life?
“When you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life.” I take this quote very seriously because it holds so true! As long as I love my work and job, it really doesn’t even feel like work but rather something I do on my own.
How can our readers follow you on social media?
The readers can follow me on Instagram “@drderekwallin”.