Meet General Dentist Dr. Thomia Campbell, DDS | Her Story
What’s a quote that fuels your passion?
"It always seems impossible until it's done"- Nelson Mandela
Dr. Campbell, your Humble Takeover is your story. Although one post could not tell your whole story, we are glad to highlight a few of your Great efforts. Tell the family where you started and how you got to where you are today.
I started off as a young girl who wanted to be and do so many things. My parents never pushed me to be in any particular profession, they only asked that I do something I was really passionate about and be the best at it. I had a knack for using my hands to make things. Whether drawing, sculpting, painting, you name it, I enjoyed getting my creative juices flowing and seeing where it led me. I was also passionate about helping those around me. Being involved in church at a young age allowed me to develop leadership skills and cultivated a teamwork ethic. Ultimately, these things would lead me to a career in the medical field, but more specifically, a career in dentistry.
Which chapter in your story inspired your current venture?
The chapter in my story that inspired my current venture started as early as my high school art class, with one of my favorite teachers Ms. Ruth Bagget. Before any decision to pursue dentistry was solidified, the love for art, design, and challenging myself to create what I saw in my mind was fostered in this class. With other classes, I felt confined to a specific subject or topic. This was not the case with art and sculpture. In that class, I felt like there were no limits, that anything and everything was possible, and not everyone would have to like it or see it as I did. This class allowed me to be me and express myself through what I created, with perfection not always being the goal. The lessons learned, experience gained and encouragement received really allowed me to not just see dentistry as another career in the medical profession, but a career which could allow me to express myself through what I could create, restore, and do for my patients. The groundwork laid here, hard work, perseverance, having mentors along the way, and the favor of God led me from that classroom, to college, to dental school, to residency, to private practice, to being lead dentist and dental director at a hospital, to private practice again and being a mentor. My journey could in no way have been predicted, but the experiences I had along the way will continue to prepare me for what’s next.
What keeps you Humble through your success and failure in Life?
What keeps me most humble is knowing that I will never get to a point in my career, marriage, parenting, etc. where “I have arrived”. No matter how well you master any craft, there will always be more mastering to do. Knowing this pushes me to never settle where I am, ask more questions, and continually strive to be and do better. What also keeps me humble, is remembering that nothing in life is guaranteed. What you have one day can be taken or gone the next, so practicing gratitude and mindfulness has really helped me to see the value in what I already have and appreciate those things more.
What advice would you offer our family who is writing their own story?
My first bit of advice would be to stop doubting yourself, your abilities, your visions and dreams! No one is born great or successful overnight. Time, experiences, failures, success, every step of your personal journey is pouring into your greatness, skill, relatability, and ultimately who or what you are already gifted to be. Don’t compare your journey to someone else or try to fit the mold of those around you. You are uniquely you, and that’s your superpower! Always surround yourself with like minded individuals, people who will push you to be better and people who will encourage you when you have setbacks. You will always accomplish more with the help of others. You can take a break, but never give up! Know your worth (which may be figured out more over time), and don't settle for less. Be confident in who you are as a person and what you bring to the table.
Do you have any upcoming events or projects you would like to share?
I am currently working on some full mouth rehabilitation cases and hope to share them on social media soon.
We’d love to hear more stories, please suggest 5 other persons writing their own story and Conquering the World.
Amber Batten - Founder, @asimplesolution_
Joseph Wilson - Founder, @love.unscripted
Earl V Campbell III, MD - Founder, @earlcampbellmd
Lauren Powell, MD - The Culinary Doctor, @drlaurenpowell
Tosin Odunsi MD, MPH, @lifebytosin
Dr. Campbell White Coat 2.tiff
- Instagram: @thomiacampbelldds