Get to Know MDP: 5 Questions with Dr. Suzanne Fisher

Dr. Fisher developed a passion for dentistry while going through orthodontics as a teen. She also discovered she could use the skills she'd developed through years of art classes to help others gain confidence in their smile.

Dr. Fisher and her husband Stefan, both Michigan natives, are expecting their first child this fall. In her free time, Dr. Fisher admits she watches more TV than she should, but also enjoys hiking and exploring the New England historic sites.

Q: If you weren't working for Martins Dental Partners, what would your dream job be?
A:  While dentistry does fit me perfectly, if I had to choose something else, I would make jewelry. I dabbled in jewelry-making for years while in high school and college, and am currently acquiring my own tools in order to start up again. The only problem with being a jeweler is that I would love each ring or set of earrings so much that I would never have the heart to sell it!

Q: What's the best advice you've ever received?
A:  The best advice I ever received is a well-known, but seldom followed phrase: “don’t sweat the small stuff.” I’ve spent years letting my social anxiety get the better of me and it keeps me from becoming my best self. I still fall victim to it, but I am more aware of it and try to overcome it. The one good thing that has come from social anxiety is that I can relate more to people with dental anxiety or other anxieties. Anxiety is not rational- you can tell yourself many times over that “there’s nothing to be afraid of,” and “it won’t be the same as last time,” but it’s hard to stop your mind from going back to that same place.

Q: If you could travel to anywhere in the world, where would it be?
A: I would love to visit Croatia! Specifically, I want to see the Plitvice Lakes. Pictures that I have seen of the lakes and its waterfalls make it seem like a fairytale land.

Q: What are you currently reading? 
A:  I just recently joined my first book club and our next book is “Orphan Train,” by Christina Baker Kline. In addition to that, I am already reading some books about pregnancy and birth, as I am expecting my first child this fall!

Q: What's your favorite inspirational quote?
A: My favorite quote has been paraphrased in so many ways that I don’t know who said it first: “Happiness is not the result of a lifetime of fortune and good luck, you must choose to be happy.”  In this lifetime, we’ll never know why certain things happen to us while others appear to have good fortune. Being happy is not about getting through difficult times and maybe other people aren’t as fortunate as we perceive. Life is about choosing happiness, despite what happens to you.

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