Thirty-seven-year-old Dr. Sam Shin of Glenview, Illinois, shares about his office, DentiStar, and it’s uniquely inspiring philosophy.

“As a dentist, and through DentiStar, my wish is to not only treat, but provide healing to our patients. To heal is whole, all-consuming, and comprehensive. I believe it must incorporate a balance of seven elements. Patience, honesty, humility; knowledge, experience, skill; and lastly, love.”
The general dentist explains that the first three elements are a lifelong work in progress.

“Through faith, through successes and failures, and through a revolving role as a son to a husband to a father, it’s a continual cycle and a process to reach maturity as a person.”

The graduate of  New York University College of Dentistry says that he accumulated the second set of three elements over the last 10 years, serving as a student doctor, treating patients as an associate, completing continuing education courses, and volunteering at dental outreaches, ministries, and with associations.

“To accomplish all the prior six elements together, I needed to love. Love of my profession, love of my patients and love of my office — it’s a culmination and the beginning of a dream 10 years in the making.”

Dr. Shin feels proud, thankful, and blessed to be a part of DentiStar, where they heal with their patients in mind.

“With the underlying biblical precept of ‘love thy neighbor,’ I have always focused on family and extending that bond to the patients who visit DentiStar,” says the Riverwoods, Ilinois resident.

For the longterm, Dr. Shin plans to extend his philosophy through franchising the dental offices that he aims to get underway within the next two or three years.

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Incisal Edge, the leading lifestyle magazine for dental professionals nationwide, annually honors America’s finest young practitioners within its fall edition and at a New York City celebration of all that they have achieved thus far in their professional careers.

This spring at a three-day event in Manhattan — the Next Gen Summit — Incisal Edge will introduce its 40 Under 40 Class of 2018 during at Kimpton Hotel Eventi in Chelsea, the heart of New York City’s art world.

Hosted May 30 through June 1 by Benco Dental and sponsored by dental innovators Hu-Friedy, KaVo Kerr Group and Midmark, the Next Gen Summit will be led by keynote speaker, Forbes Chief Content Officer Randall Lane. It will feature panel discussions with industry pros and a Day of Smiles Giveback in New York City.

All members of the dental profession are invited to join in this one-of-a-kind opportunity to connect with the top 40 dentists in the country while earning four Continuing Education credits.
Those who sign on to attend by April 30 will receive a special offer. Learn details and register at: