Dr. Michael Sharp
When he was a college student at Michigan State, Dr. Michael Sharp wanted to find a job where he could help people. He found his path in dentistry. If you need dental care, he is here to listen and then give you the treatment you need at the Sharp Smile Center.View transcript
[00:00:02.560] I was a Michigan State undergrad and was wondering what to do with my life. [00:00:12.600] I knew I wanted to help people, but didn't know exactly how. [00:00:16.280] A good friend of mine said, "You know, I'm going to become a dentist. [00:00:19.960] It's an amazing profession, I get to help people, [00:00:22.640] You still have freedom and time [00:00:25.000] to do things that you like to do outside of dentistry. [00:00:28.120] I think it's a good profession, and I'm going to apply." [00:00:32.520] I said, "You know what? That sounds like a great idea. [00:00:35.560] I think I'm going to do that, too." [00:00:37.680] Sure enough, I applied to the University of Michigan [00:00:41.400] after my junior year, and was accepted, [00:00:44.560] and I've never looked back. [00:00:46.200] Some of the things I enjoy about being a dentist [00:00:49.400] is the ability to change people's lives. [00:00:52.520] I look at my profession in dentistry compared to the medical profession, [00:00:57.240] and I say, "I win, I win hands down," [00:01:00.760] because not only do I treat the dental system, [00:01:06.320] I'm treating a whole person. [00:01:07.880] I treat the whole person psychologically, physically. [00:01:11.800] The mouth is the gateway to understanding the whole body's health and wellbeing, [00:01:18.520] and so really, I'm at the forefront of medicine, really. [00:01:23.040] When a person visits my office, [00:01:25.760] I want them to feel that they've been heard. [00:01:29.640] It's not about me telling them what they need, [00:01:33.640] it's about me trying to figure out what they want [00:01:37.320] and helping them to get that. [00:01:39.960] My favorite part about being with patients is changing their life.