Well, one of the reasons I decided to get into dentistry is because I loved both science and helping people. So, I was able to use all of those things in dentistry in order to better serve patients.
I think the most rewarding part of being a dentist is getting to see the smile on patients' faces when they leave and they're truly happy with their results, and they just give you a hug, and they're just like, “Thank you so much for helping me.”
I graduated from Baylor College of Dentistry, which is now Texas A&M University College of Dentistry in 2009, so I've been doing this a little over 10 years after which I served in the United States Air Force as a dentist, where I received several continuing education awards, and even put on some continuing education seminars at the base in Robins Air Force in Georgia.
Dr. Kimberly Lake was raised in Arlington and has been practicing dentistry since 2010. She wanted to become a dentist so that she could help people and still use her artistic abilities. Patients love her work as well as her sense of humor and gentleness.
Dr. Lake earned her bachelor’s degree from Baylor University and then graduated with her DDS from Texas A&M University College of Dentistry. She then served in the Air Force as a dentist, where she gained an even wider range of skills and experience. Since becoming a dentist, she has found that the best part of this job is seeing people happy and smiling when they are leaving the office, whether she is straightening teeth with orthodontics, making a kid feel comfortable at the dentist, or helping someone overcome tooth loss.
In her time away from the office, Dr. Lake enjoys spending time with her family, watching sports, reading, and watching classic movies.