Dr. Robinson was just 18 when he was admitted to Ohio State Dental, making him the youngest person in his class. He then spent three years in the U.S. Navy before setting up his practice at the edge of Ohio’s Amish country south of Cleveland.
“When I was in high school, my crooked front teeth were corrected by my orthodontist. I was amazed at what he was able to do, and the treatment he gave me inspired me to pursue a career in dentistry.”
Favorite Aspect of Dentistry
“Practicing in a relatively small town, I get to treat grandparents and great-grandparents, and discuss the news and events of their children and grandchildren who are also patients,” Dr. Robinson says. “One of our patients, who turned 100 years old last fall, was born on the day World War I ended and was named Peace.”
“Dentistry can be fulfilling, but also physically and mentally taxing. Make sure to prioritize your physical and emotional wellness—yoga, massage and chiropractic care will prove invaluable.”
Something People Don’t Know
“In junior high school, I competed in the National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., two years in a row.”