40 UNDER 40 HONOREES

CAROLINE HSU

  • Lansdale, Pennsylvania
  • All Smiles Family Dentistry

Age:

37

Name of Practice:

All Smiles Family Dentistry

Specialty:

General dentistry

Education:

DMD, Temple University


Why She Was Nominated

She’s a fighter, and then some. Diagnosed with breast cancer at age 32, Dr. Hsu continued to work full-time while driving 50 miles round-trip for daily treatments. Eventually, she beat her illness — oh, and has also run nine marathons.

Inspiration

The crooked front teeth that bedeviled her as a child. Braces imbued her with new confidence, and now she loves her smile.

Tools She Can't Live Without

Intraoral cameras. “I integrate them into treatment planning every day so patients can see the problems I see,” Dr. Hsu says.

Practice Philosophy

She runs her business according to what she calls the “your mama rule” — approaching patients as if they were her mother. This, she says, helps her forge great long-term relationships.