40 UNDER 40 HONOREES

ERIN LUKER MARISCAL

  • Arnold, Missouri
  • Arnold Smiles

Age:

33

Name of Practice:

Arnold Smiles

Specialty:

General dentistry

Education:

DDS and B.A., six-year dual-degree program from the University of Missouri


Why She Was Nominated

Dr. Mariscal’s office is very high-energy. There’s always something spirited happening among her staff, whether they’re wearing bedazzled T-shirts or making watermelon slushies — and patients notice.

Exciting New Trend

Comfortable dentistry. “The new topical anesthetics are fantastic,” Dr. Mariscal says, “but patients really love our massage chairs.” They also surely enjoy the office’s free Wi-Fi and the entertainment system that streams Netflix during treatment. 

Favorite Office Music

Pandora’s glorious mishmash: country Monday, classic-rock Tuesday, Pink Floyd Wednesday. . . .

Advice to Aspiring Dentists

“Go for it!” she enthuses, adding, “I think dentistry is a great career for women. I can have a thriving practice and still spend time with my kids.”