Voted one of “America’s Top Dentists” by the Consumer Research Council of America, Dr. Naylor-Wells volunteers with North Carolina’s Missions of Mercy program, providing free two-day clinics to needy adults.
Why They Became a Dentist
Dr. Naylor-Wells was introduced to the profession by her friend’s husband, another endodontist. biggest Challenge: “Coming to terms with the fact that I won’t always be everyone’s favorite person. I’m a people pleaser, and not everything I have to say is welcomed by all people. But that’s just life.”
Exciting New Trend
“Our new periodontal program is the most exciting thing—bringing to life the realization that the mouth is connected to the rest of our body and that all the issues in the mouth are having negative effects elsewhere. It’s more than treating gums and teeth; in the end we could be helping to save a life.”
Something People Don’t Know
“I competed with a national jump-rope team in my preteen and teenage years. We had huge competitions at Disney World, and we were featured on ESPN.”