40 UNDER 40 HONOREES

WHITNEY WAULIGMAN

  • Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Wauligman Dentistry

Age:

29

Name of Practice:

Wauligman Dentistry

Specialty:

General dentistry

Education:

DDS, The Ohio State University College of Dentistry


Why She Was Nominated

Since Dr. Wauligman graduated from dental school, she has led the complete reconstruction of her father’s dental clinic. She updated it to
the highest environmental standards, including geothermal heating and cooling and extensive byproduct-filtration systems. An avid proponent of volunteering, Dr. Wauligman donates services to several nonprofit groups that help needy families, veterans and school-based clinics.

Favorite Aspect of Dentistry

“It requires artistic skills to create solutions. No two cases are exactly the same, and thinking outside the box is often beneficial. You can be really proud of your work because you put a lot into it.”

Tool She Can’t Live Without

The overhead light. “It might sound ridiculously basic, but you miss having a good light when you do volunteer screenings and only basic room lights are available.”

Something People Don’t Know

“I brush my dogs’ teeth every night,” says Dr. Wauligman, who has three rescue pooches at home. “They line up when they see me brushing my own teeth. They know it’s time to get theirs cleaned.”