40 UNDER 40 HONOREES

TIMOTHY ROSER

  • Carmi, Illinois
  • Carmi Family Dental

Age:

32

Name of Practice:

Carmi Family Dental

Specialty:

General dentistry

Education:

DDS, Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine


Why He Was Nominated

Dr. Roser started his practice one month after graduating from dental school. Since then, he has developed a thriving business focused on preventive care and technological innovation.

Inspiration

When he was young, Dr. Roser dreamed of becoming a veterinarian like his father, but severe allergies put an end to those ambitions. “I fell into dentistry and am blessed that I did,” he says. “You get to help people every day and have a positive impact on their lives. It’s a great profession.”

Favorite Aspect of Dentistry

“I really enjoy surgery,” he says. “Taking out teeth, placing implants or doing a biopsy. I can change a life without all the brackets and bands.”

Biggest Challenge

Managing people. “By now, [performing] dentistry is like walking,” he says. “It just happens. But good practice management takes time and experience.”