A+ Family Dentistry August 2017

Poway Location: 12915 Pomerado Rd. Poway, CA 92064 Phone: 858-748-5100

San Diego Location: 3780 El Cajon Blvd., Unit 1

San Diego, CA 92105 Phone: 619-265-2467

The Happy Tooth



communication, and being together all day put a strain on their relationship. I decided I would not marry a dentist myself to avoid those issues. But life had other plans in store for me when I met the sweetest guy in dental school. Roger helped me a lot, and it was fortunate we met there. We were both busy with school work, but we got to know each other well because we would see one another during class. Roger works hard, but he can also be so silly! He’s always been able to make me laugh, and I couldn’t help but fall in love with him. I’m happy to marry a dentist, as long as that dentist is him.

Two dentists walk into a bridal show ... Next month, we’ll have an office first when my husband, Dr. Roger Tran, and I attend the San Diego Wedding Party Expo. This marks the first trade show we’ve attended as exhibitors. Two dentists might seem a little out of place among the florists and bakers, but wedding season in San Diego can be a busy time for dentists, too. Recently, a bride, a mother-of-the-bride, and a bridesmaid, all from different wedding parties, came into the office for cosmetic treatment. Weddings are beautiful affairs with countless reasons smile; veneers, crowns, and whitening treatments can create a dramatic difference on your big day. As cosmetic dentistry becomes more readily accessible, wedding-goers can add “improve smile” to their pre-wedding to- do list, alongside “tux fitting” and “getting hair done.” Attending the bridal show made me remember the stressful experience of planning my own wedding. There’s a lot to consider when you plan even a simple ceremony, but Roger and I were married at a church in front of 220 people! Big weddings are a staple of our culture, and, as is tradition, our parents invited their friends to come celebrate with us. I remember how I stood at the altar with my soon-to-be husband and felt the significance of that moment. All of our friends and family were there to share the moment with us, and I knew I would never forget it. It’s almost funny, because I didn’t want to marry another dentist at all! Years ago, I worked at an office run by a husband and wife dentist team. It was not the worst job of my life, but the office was always hectic, and the couple seemed overwhelmed at times. There were challenges with to smile, and the last thing anyone wants is to feel self-conscious about their smile when surrounded by cameras. We offer more than just braces to improve your

“I’m happy to marry a dentist, as long as that dentist is him.”

After graduating, we took it a step further and started a practice together, and fortunately it was nothing like when I worked for the other dentist couple. Everything I thought would be a con about marrying a dentist — the busy work schedule, being together all the time, challenges with communication — turned out to be a pro. We work so well together, and when we do have difficulties communicating, the fact that we’re both dentists helps us work through it. We understand each other so well.

My wedding was a truly special day, and it was just chapter one of this amazing stage of my life. I’m thrilled to help every bride and groom start their marriage with that same happiness and celebrate with a new smile.

– Dr. Justene Doan

August 2017 Edition

A+ Family Dentistry | 619-265-2467 | P1


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