Overcoming Stereotypes and Society’s Standard of Beauty

How Dentists Can Lean Into Who They Truly Are With
Dr. Erin Issac

Dr. Erin Issac, a board-certified pediatric dentist and native of Monroeville, PA, is excited to bring a fun, fresh dental experience to the children of Pittsburgh in her practice Winning Smiles Pediatric. Besides making kids smile, Dr. Erin enjoys spending time with her family and friends, watching and playing sports (GO STEELERS!), cooking and trying out new restaurants around the city, photography--all of the office photos found in the gallery were shot by Dr. Erin herself, fashion modeling, empowering young girls to be whatever the want to be and traveling the globe.  If you’ve ever wanted to know anything about Disney World, just ask her…she’s been nearly 30 times!

“Who were you before the world told you who you should be?”

I invited Dr. Erin Issac to be the very first guest of The Story Project because of her perspective and insights as a startup pediatric dentist and woman in dentistry. We discussed the stereotypes, social norms and standards that are placed on women inside and outside of dentistry and how to lean into your authentic self. Having a background in fashion modeling, college athletics and graduating from an Ivy League University made for an incredible dialogue around the truth that young girls should be taught that they can have both brains and beauty. We wrapped up discussing habits that lead to a healthy mindset and how taking care of our mental and physical health is equally important. 

Dr. Issac has one of the most curated Instagram feeds full of authentic wisdom too. You can follow at @dr_erin on Instagram.

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