iCare Community Magazine
An Exclusive Interview with Dr. Yansi J. Espinosa Rodriguez
St. Lucie Family Dental, Dr. Yansi J. Espinosa Rodriguez
Hi Dr. Can you please give us a short introduction?
I graduated Dental School in Cuba in July 2006. I went to Venezuela on a Medical International Mission in 2008, where I worked for a whole year. I came to the United States in 2009. I got accepted into the School of Dental Medicine in 2017 in San Juan, Puerto Rico - after all the board exams. I graduated in June 2019 and started working on The Treasure Coast since then.
When and why did you move to the Treasure Coast?
I moved to the Treasure Coast in June 2019 after graduation. The Treasure Coast was an excellent place to start my practice. It is quite a place and it was a challenge as a dental professional due to the outstanding Dentistry that my colleagues are doing in the area.
Please tell us about your family.
My whole family lives in Cuba; we are connected all the time. Family for us as Cubans is an essential thing in life. I hope one day we can be all together.
Why do you love about what you do?
Because I love my profession, it is part of my well-being. I project my passion every day, providing a high quality of dental care to all of my patients. I love to educate patients about oral hygiene, dental procedures, or any question they will have. I like to talk about spirituality and inspirational life experiences. By doing all these I have found that it is the way to connect with them and understand their needs and to fight their dental fear. Dentistry is more than a part of my life. I have been dedicated to dentistry for many years, not to enjoy it at the end. This passion is challenging and complex for me; any dentist has to be able to be an architect, psychologist, leader, to be spiritual, family oriented, and the list goes on... why? Because it is a lot of fear and taboo around our profession, and people are not ready to go to the next level. Therefore, there is still a lot of work to do.
Can you give us an example of how your business has helped people?
I’ve seen many lives being transformed when you treat them, people who have been many years dealing with confidence, self esteem, and avoiding smiling because they feel ashamed due to their teeth. Finally, they recovered their faith, and are smiling again… that is priceless!
What are your future plans?
I want to fulfill my Dentistry expectations by continuing education, implants courses, smile design, and aesthetic programs.
What is your philosophy on business and life?
My philosophy in life is to serve that it is based on who I am and what is my nature as a human being. Therefore; as a dentist will be no different. Being a dental care provider, I will deliver the best and optimal dental service level to our community.