Erin Luft Katz – P.O.W.E.R.ful Women

Dentist/Owner, Kramer & Katz Dental

 

Q: What can you tell us about Kramer & Katz Dental?

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We do whatever a patient needs to optimize their oral health.  That may be something as routine as a dental cleaning or as complex as planning a full mouth reconstruction.  Our focus is individualizing care to fit every patient’s specific needs.

 

Q: When did you launch? 

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We formed the partnership in 2017 and the practice was started by Dr. Kramer in 1984.

 

Q: How were you inspired to start your business? 

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I wanted to provide superior care and an exceptional experience for patients and was fortunate enough to meet my partner who had the same vision.  Going to the dentist is often a source of anxiety or stress for patients and we try to minimize that by providing excellent preventive care and quality dentistry.

 

Q: What were the biggest obstacles and how were they overcome? 

Being younger than my business partner and also having 2 small children presented challenges I had never had to face previously and could easily feel like too much newness at once.  I quickly had to learn how to prioritize effectively and delegate the rest.

 

Q: What local resources have you used?

I have a great group of female dentists I went to dental school with who are all in similar positions and yet not directly competing for the same market.  It is a great network of support and advice. I also get good insight from study clubs.

 

Q: What is your big focus right now? 

My partner just retired from our practice to teach full time, so I am busier and have more responsibilities than ever before.  The focus is all about balancing that while still providing the best possible care for our patients.

 

Q: What is the best advice you ever received? 

I’m always willing to hear more advice so maybe I haven’t received it yet.

 

Q: What success have you had in the last year? 

When my partner told me his plans to retire, I was honored to realize the confidence and trust he placed in me to leave his patients in my hands.

 

View the full video with Erin here

 

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