40 UNDER 40 HONOREES

WHITNEY WEINER

  • Birmingham, Michigan

Age:

34

Name of Practice:

Dr. Weiner is in the process of acquiring a specialty practice in the metro Detroit area.

Specialty:

Periodontics and implants

Education:

B.A., Colorado College, M.S. in oral biology/genetics and specialty certificate in periodontology, the University of Illinois at Chicago; DDS, University of Iowa College of Dentistry


WHY SHE WAS NOMINATED:

Despite her youth, Dr. Weiner already has three continents’ worth of dental experience: Australia, Europe and North America.

INSPIRATION:

Dr. Weiner dreams of one day opening a free dental clinic in honor of her grandfather, Dr. Justin Dunn, who was a general dentist and philanthropist in her hometown of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, for over 40 years. In the meantime, she volunteers at the Gary Burnstein Community Health Clinic in Pontiac, Michigan. “Health care, including dental care, is a right, not a privilege,” she says.