Women of Worth – Dr. Jenna Miller, DDS
DENTIST, WILLETT DENTAL ASSOCIATES
WHAT SOCIAL ISSUES ARE CURRENTLY MOST IMPORTANT TO YOU?
They are all important to me. If we could just love everyone we come in contact with every day, from all walks of life, we could change the world. And if everything we do and say came from love, we would impact so many people in a positive way.
HOW DO YOU FEEL YOUR COMPANY MAKES EFFORTS TOWARDS IMPROVING THE CULTURE OF OUR COMMUNITY?
We love to participate in community service projects throughout the area to better our community and to spread kindness to our neighbors.
HOW DO YOU EFFECTIVELY INFLUENCE PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE?
I always try to be positive and encouraging to everyone I encounter. Kindness is contagious, and smiles are infectious. I want to influence people to be more caring about others.
HOW HAVE YOU BUILT RESPECT AND CREDIBILITY WITH THOSE YOU CARE ABOUT?
I’m dependable and trustworthy. I make every effort to treat people the way I want to be treated – with respect.
WHAT HAS HELPED YOU BECOME A BETTER LEADER?
My family has played a huge role in helping me become a better leader. My parents and older siblings were always positive role models for me as they enabled me to see what a good, strong leader looked like. My husband also helps me be a better leader for our family and community by being a leader in our lives.
HAS GENDER BIAS EVER PLAYED A ROLE IN YOUR PROFESSIONAL LIFE?
Yes, it has. At a previous job I was compensated less than male colleagues for the same position. So, I worked harder and better to show I deserved to be treated equal.
WHAT HAS BEEN THE BIGGEST CONFIDENCE BOOSTER FOR YOU PERSONALLY?
My biggest confidence booster has been working long and hard to fulfill a life-long dream of becoming a dentist.
HAVE YOU HAD CHALLENGES OVERCOMING PERFECTIONISM?
I would say most dentists are perfectionist when it comes to our patients’ treatment! So yes, I am a perfectionist, but I don’t look at it as a negative thing.
WHAT CHARACTER QUALITIES MATTER MOST TO YOU?
Integrity. You won’t have any regrets if you act with integrity.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE QUOTE?
“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.” – Audrey Hepburn