40 UNDER 40 HONOREES

JAMIE CAMERON

  • Carnegie, Oklahoma
  • Liberty Dental

Age:

33

Name of Practice:

Liberty Dental

Specialty:

General dentistry

Education:

DDS, the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry


Why She Was Nominated

Dr. Cameron updated to high-tech dentistry a small community of 1,700 when she took over the office of Carnegie’s elderly dentist after he passed away. She is the only dentist within 25 miles, but with the advanced technology she has in her practice, patients have little need to go elsewhere.

Tool She Can't Live Without

Her intraoral camera and LCD screens. Using those images, she notes, makes it far easier to educate patients so they’ll accept each step of treatment.

Biggest Challenge

Juggling work and family. This spring, Dr. Cameron gave birth to her daughter, Katie Lee — and the three weeks she spent on bed rest before delivery were stressful. “I wanted to know what was going on with my patients,” she says. Fortunately, her staff kept everything in impeccable shape.

Something People Don't Know

When Dr. Cameron was 14, she sang Patty Loveless’s “Timber I’m Falling in Love” at the Oklahoma Opry.