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Victoria Spindel Rubin
Dentist

12/27/17




Explain what your current job is.
I’m a general dentist. I treat adults and children and my main job is to help educate patients about oral hygiene and the health of their teeth and how their teeth are related to the overall health of their body. I treat patients when they’re in pain or want to improve the appearance of their smile. ... Every day at our job is pretty different. Each patient is different from the last one, so our days are challenging and interesting and we’re always faced with new … challenging procedures and situations. … I run the office, which entails all the day-to-day business and behind-the-scenes insurance and billing and scheduling and everything like that.
 
How long have you done this?
I’ve been working for about three and a half years.
 
How did you get interested in this kind of work?
My mom is a dentist. She’s been working in Manchester for about 30 years, and she is, like, the happiest dentist. She loves her job more than anyone I know. … So I have been exposed to dentistry my whole life and I actually worked in her office when I was younger. I used to assist her on patients and … I would file charts for her when I was super little. … I went to art school … and studied art and biology. … There’s a very artistic aspect of dentistry, so combining the arts and science together, I figured I would just give it a try.

What kind of education or training did you need for this?
I went to Carnegie Mellon for four years and I studied art and biology. You can pretty much major in anything but you have to take the required science courses. And I went to Tufts dental school for four years after college. … In dental school, I had to study more than I ever thought I could study, but we took courses in anatomy, biology, medicine, pharmacology. We learn the whole body, we don’t just learn about the teeth. And in the third and fourth years of dental school, you basically run your own practice within your school.
 
How did you find your current job?
My mom had this amazing office that she built in Manchester for I’d say about 30 years. She just … invited me to join her in the office.

What’s the best piece of work-related advice anyone’s ever given you?
I would say the best advice I got was to always treat the patients as if they were my family. 
 
What do you wish you’d known at the beginning of your career?
I did not realize when I started how much I would be thinking about dentistry all day long. I go to work, I work on patients, I work on teeth, but when I get home, sometimes I dream about my patients or I dream about work in the middle of the night.

What is your typical at-work uniform?
Scrubs. Like medical scrubs. Very comfortable, easy to work in.

What was the first job you ever had?
I worked as a production assistant in the art department on the movie The Longest Yard. … My name is in the credits, so it’s pretty cool.





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