40 UNDER 40 HONOREES

ROBERT CHRISTY

  • Wilmington, Delaware
  • Kirkwood Dental Associates

Age:

39

Name of Practice:

Kirkwood Dental Associates

Specialty:

General dentistry

Education:

DMD, the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine


WHY HE WAS NOMINATED:

In addition to his regular practice, Dr. Christy has served as an independent contractor with the Army since 2002, providing necessary treatment to men and women who serve. He is also a teacher for the Christiana Care Health System. He previously participated in a network of private nonprofit hospitals on the East Coast. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, swimming, running and caring for his two dogs. He also enjoys treating patients in nursing homes. He finds fulfillment in dentistry, and loves to change lives, one smile at a time.

INSPIRATION:

“My assistants told me to say it’s them.”

SAGE ADVICE:

“Communicating effectively will be your most important skill. Like every other aspect of dentistry, it will take practice.”

SOMETHING PEOPLE DON’T KNOW:

“I competed in an Ironman triathlon while in dental school.”