In 2018 I woke up in the middle of the night and said to my wife “we’re moving to Charlotte”. It took us almost a year going back and forth between different parts of the United States looking for the perfect place to “re-plant”.
I grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and yes, I root for Browns. I have sentimental attachment to this city because it is my home and the birth place of my children. I married in Cleveland, sort of, graduated with a degree of my dream in Cleveland, bought my first home and planted a tree… all in one place.
“So why did you move to Charlotte?”- many locals ask. The answer is simple. I don’t want to turn 80 and regret I didn’t try.
Let me elaborate. I have a passion for Dentistry. This is what I wanted to do since I was 9 as if I was born to be the dentist. My entire life I had an internal voice pushing me forward to follow my dream. Over the course of many years that same voice, or should I say drive, matured, became clear, and better polished. It kept evolving and mutating. And now at the age of 40 I still have it… The drive is pushing me to do something bigger than myself, remove restrictions, boundaries, can’t’s, and don’t’s and finally spread the wings.
My vision is a dental practice built ground up on high morals, ethics, and values. Principles that are’t shaped by insurance companies dictating the course of treatment and limiting what years of my passion for dentistry and training have to offer. Where every detail that goes behind the scenes of making that “filling” matter to my clients even if they often can’t see it. It is a well orchestrated act making the experience happen. The experience of what dentistry should be.
And if you’re still reading this post, there is one more thing I want to share with you. Every human being has that spark, regardless whether you’re 1 or 101. In most people the spark is hidden behind multiple layers of baggage that we carry. Look deep inside of your soul and ask yourself: “Is there anything I might regret when I’m 80?” The answer will come.
Sergei Shirman, DMD