Dr. Kemi Ojikutu. Inspired to care. Cared to Inspire. Kudos for staying with it.
The beautiful Dr. Kemi Ojikutu is a happy and fulfilled dentist who was inspired become one based on her experience as a little girl. Now, not everyone has the luxury of enjoying their dental experiences as children to inspire them enough to pursue a career in it; but then again, what irks you about an experience can propel you to decide to pursue it and make things better.
In summary, she acknowledges the trepidation people feel when they hear the word ‘dentist’, as most people think ‘extraction’ or ‘pain’ at the mention of the dentist word. Also, in a place like Nigeria, people are suspicious dentists only want your money- where they find a problem that the patient didn’t know exists before….but she encourages people not to be scared of dentists; as they are there to help diagnose a problem where there is one and treat accordingly. She advices that people brush twice daily using fluoride toothpaste as part of maintaining a healthy mouth.
Her journey into dentistry should inspire people pay their good experiences forward and also be the change in a situation where the experience wasn’t pleasant- Lets go and make things happen for people and put a smile about their faces.