40 UNDER 40 HONOREES

VIVIAN GRAHAM

  • Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Modern Micro Endodontics

Age:

39

Name of Practice:

Modern Micro Endodontics

Specialty:

Endodontics

Education:

DDS, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery; endodontics residency, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (now Rutgers Dental School)


WHY SHE WAS NOMINATED:

Dr. Graham owns four New Jersey offices and is a mother of three children under age 7. She is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Association of Endodontists, the Hudson County Dental Society and the New Jersey Association of Endodontists.

WHY SHE BECAME A DENTIST:

“I was a bio major at the University of Maryland, and the idea of a career in dentistry was brought forth by a friend who was pursuing it. I started working at the dental clinic on campus, and that’s where my decision was solidified. Dentistry was hands-on and offered instant gratification. And as a female, it seemed more conducive to having a family life and being a business owner.”

PHILOSOPHY:

“Live clean. By this, I mean that I try to keep things simple. I want to go to bed every night knowing I did the right thing. This applies not just to my professional life, but my personal life as well.”

SAGE ADVICE:

“Be humble, honest and appreciative. Treat people well, and the rest will fall into place. There are a million dentists out there; patients go where they’re comfortable and treated well.”