This is our first annual awards to recognize the incredible healthcare professionals making a difference in the healthcare community. Although we recognize there are many more that are profoundly impacting the industry, this award is our attempt to highlight some of the most noticeable professionals from several different disciplines.

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Dentists / Dental Hygenists

top 50 most influential healthcare professionals

Name and credentials:

Mary Jane Butac Livingston, RDH, BSDH

Handle and/or Site:

IG: @pineappleinthebigapple

What led you into healthcare?

My older cousins and sisters were in the health field and I wanted to be just like them.

What’s been the most valuable lesson you’ve learned in healthcare?

Education is key to help motivate patients to stay on the right track. Also you can’t make everyone happy no matter how much you try. Just always do your best.

What gets you up everyday?

My dog Kingston reminding me it’s time for breakfast.

How do you use your platform to help others?

Pineapple in the Big Apple is my other identity. I have been in the healthcare field for over 10 years I did not want to be known as just a health care provider. I wanted to create a platform where I can connect with others outside the health care world and giving some insight on living in NYC. It’s the first time in my life where I felt like an artist/creative and I love it!

What’s your favorite book or podcast?

The Power of Habit in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg

What’s your top tip on being successful?

Take care or your self and LOVE WHAT YOU LOVE! If you loose passion, try to find ways to reignite it!

During stressful times, what are some of your favorite coping strategies?

Talking about my issues/ problems with my husband and not holding on to it. Every problem has multiple solutions.

What are you most excited for this year?

Personal Growth with my career as well as my business.

top 50 most influential healthcare professionals

Name and credentials:

Dr. Desiree Yazdan (DDS, MS)

Handle and/or Site:

@DrYazdan

www.DrYazdan.com

What led you into healthcare?

I’ve always been fascinated by teeth. They play such a big role in your health and your overall appearance!

What’s been the most valuable lesson you’ve learned in healthcare?

That I can make a positive difference in someone else’s life. I love being able to give someone confidence, the ability to smile and be proud of their smile, and the ability to eat and have a healthier life!

What gets you up everyday?

My hunger to continue to grow my business.  I look forward to what opportunities will present themselves, I look forward to doing the dental treatment, and I truly love my office and my team. I love being around them.

How do you use your platform to help others?

I love educating my community on the importance of oral health. I also love to show that dentistry doesn’t have to be a dreaded thing, it can be fun, beautiful, glamorous, and an incredible thing for your health and your confidence and happiness. I also use my platform to help other healthcare professionals learn how they can use social media to grow their own businesses through my free content and my online course Grow With The Gram

What’s your favorite book or podcast?

Favorite book– The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success

What’s your top tip on being successful?

Never give up, be consistent, go at your own pace, don’t compare yourself to others and stay in your own lane

During stressful times, what are some of your favorite coping strategies?

working out, creating lists and picking my priorities and working on them

What are you most excited for this year?

I’m most excited to expand both of my businesses (my dental practice- the center for restorative & Cosmetic Dentistry, and my online course -Grow With The Gram) and to take a few vacations!!

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