Top 25 Women in Dentistry: Jamieé Morgan, DDS

September 10, 2012

Jaimeé Morgan practices dentistry in Midvale, Utah where she concentrates on cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics. Even as a young woman, Morgan was interested in dentistry, but her journey into the serious educational arena didn’t begin until she was married, in her late 20s and busy raising two children.

Jaimeé Morgan practices dentistry in Midvale, Utah where she concentrates on cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics. Even as a young woman, Morgan was interested in dentistry, but her journey into the serious educational arena didn’t begin until she was married, in her late 20s and busy raising two children.

When she started attending dental school, she realized she had finally found her niche.

“Your education sets you free,” she said. “I see so many women everyday who feel stuck because they didn’t get their education and are working an unfulfilling dead-end job or unable to provide for their families.”

The summer after her first year of dental school, she started working with the department of restorative dentistry doing research on how bleaching materials affect bond strengths. After sending her abstract to the American Association of Dental Research she received the opportunity to do a verbal presentation on her research.  

“Like most anyone faced with having to give a speech in front of a very large group, I was terrified,” she recalled. But she overcame that fear with the help of three professors who prepared her by giving her advice and support. That research caught the interest of a dental manufacturer and they offered her a job directly out of dental school. That’s when her travelling started; every three weeks she travelled to California to work with a professional marketing team, chemists and quality control department. She also practiced as an associate in San Antonio.

Morgan continued to practice in the San Antonio area for the next two years. Then, she was offered a consulting position with another dental manufacturer that came with an associate position at a practice in Salt Lake City, Utah. She considers that opportunity one of the biggest turns of events in her life.

“First that I would leave Texas, and second that I would jump ship and move to Utah...I will always consider that a huge achievement in that I was working out of my comfort zone, but was also inspired to give this new idea everything I had to make it a success.”

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She later decided to add orthodontics to her practice-one of the best decisions she’s made in her career. Though she has had many great milestones in her career, she said her greatest professional achievement has been her ability to keep her eyes and mind open so others could inspire and teach her, which has in turn opened many doors for her.