From a DA to feeling like a "Failure" to an Executive supporting 80+ Dental Practices

Author: Victor Rosado
Date: 06.14.23 Read Time: 2 min

Lightwave provides world-class business services so dental leaders and dental teams can realize their personal, professional, and financial goals.


From ZenOne Podcast: 
Christin’s story is incredible, she has an immense level of emotional intelligence and perseverance. In just a short amount of time she was able to grow from starting as a Dental Assistant, then Dental Hygienist, then to Director of Operations, and to a current position at Lightwave Dental as a VP of Fields Operations. She’s been through some difficult life challenges but with an “ Above and Beyond” attitude and “Always say Yes’ ” she was able to overcome it all. We discuss many subjects including ambitions, how to reward the team, personal life and the cost of achieving goals, work-life balance for the leaders, and much more.

Books and Quotes:
Dale Carnegie – How to Win Friends and Influence People (Amazon Link)
“It isn’t what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It’s what you think about it.”

Andy Andrews- The Seven Decisions (Amazon Link)
“To be great at whatever it is that you do, it’s going to take some discipline to separate yourself from the average.”

“Ask yourself this question: What is it about me that other people would change if they could?”
Short Bio:
Northcutt Dental
2001-2003- Dental Assistant
2004-2011- Dental Hygienist
2011-2016 – Director of Operations
2017-2022 – President / COO
2022- Currently Present- VP of Field Ops, Lightwave Dental