40 UNDER 40 HONOREES

APRIL ELIZABETH WALKER

  • Warminster, Pennsylvania
  • Warminster Dental Associates

Age:

39

Name of Practice:

Warminster Dental Associates

Specialty:

General dentistry

Education:

DMD, Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry


Why She Was Nominated

Dr. Walker and her practice partner, Benjamin Thomas Halton, have admirably recovered from a fire that destroyed their practice in June 2014.

Exciting New Trend

CAD/CAM dentistry. Dr. Walker is able to treat patients in one visit, and they leave with a restoration far superior to those made via other, more time-consuming methods. “It’s a win-win,” she says. “Less anesthesia, less chair time and less stress for all involved.”

Advice To Aspiring Dentists

“Dentistry is not as easy as it may look,” Dr. Walker says. She should know: She and Dr. Halton had to put their practice back together after a devastating fire last year, while treating patients at a temporary facility. “There are many obstacles that need to be orchestrated seamlessly to prevent patients from losing confidence in you,” she says.

Something People Don't Know

She knew she wanted to become a dentist when she was just 7 years old.