Dentist – Dr. Mary R. Pham

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Day in the life of
Dentist – Dr. Mary R. Pham

Dr. Mary R. Pham
Lollipop Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics

What is it like being a Dentist?

Being a dentist is one of the most amazing careers! You have the ability to own your own business while making a difference in the lives of so many patients by educating them about the importance of excellent dental health. You are also able to build lifelong friendships, and a trusting professional relationship, with your patients and other healthcare providers that refer to you. Dentistry also has various specialties such as pediatric dentistry, orthodontics, oral surgery, and more so there is no shortage of reasons on why becoming a dentist is such an amazing career!

My work life starts with developing lifelong relationships with my team, servicing patients dental needs, and really feeling like I am making a positive impact on people’s lives. I am a practicing Pediatric Dentist, so on top of running the day-to-day operations with an executive team, I am also in our offices working with patients. It is a balance that I have learned to master with such an amazing and supportive team.


Becoming a dentist is having the option to choose from so many different specialties. You can also work as much or as little as you want. By owning your own business, you’re able to hire other dentists to help with your practice. The flexibility of my career and the ability to make a huge difference in patient’s lives are at the top of my PROS!


Anticipate to carry some student loan debt.

Dr. Mary R. Pham is the CEO of Lollipop Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics. She was born and raised in Mobile, Alabama and studied at Auburn University before attending dental school at the University of Southern California. She has since opened and operated three pediatric and orthodontic practices that serve thousands of patients a year in Orange County, CA.

Dr. Mary R. Pham
Lollipop Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics
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examine, diagnose, and treat diseases, injuries, and malformations of teeth and gums. May treat diseases of nerve, pulp, and other dental tissues affecting oral hygiene and retention of teeth. May fit dental appliances or provide preventive care.

Salary: $180830
Salary Rank: A
Education: Doctoral degree
Becoming One: Very Hard
Job Satisfaction: Very High
Job Growth: Very High
Suitable Personality: The Thinker