Dr. Syed Kamal, clinical vice president for DentalOne Partners, is known by many as a wonderful dentist, a fearless leader and a fun and inspiring mentor. However, what you probably don’t know is that while Dr. Kamal fell in love with dentistry during his residency, one of his main goals in life is to travel and his dream job, other than being a dentist, involves wishing he had amazing vocal chords.
“I would be the lead singer of Cold Play, or maybe I could swap lives with Calvin Harris,” Dr. Kamal exclaimed.
Dr. Kamal grew up in Pakistan where he was surrounded by family members who were doctors. From a young age, he knew he wanted become a doctor, but more specifically, a dentist. He was intrigued by the skillset of the job and excited about being able to work with patients on a daily basis; completing his DDS and residency in New York and later becoming an assistant clinical professor at Mount Sinai Hospital helped him launch his dentistry career.
Dr. Kamal now has many years of dentistry experience under his belt and has been a supported clinician with the DentalOne Partners family for more than 10 years. He went from owning his own DentalWorks practice to becoming the clinical vice president of the East Region.
“At DentalOne, you have access to the experts in any field – clinical, HR, legal; it’s like having expert advice for both business and clinical sides. There are also so many dentists just a phone call away; it’s a big supportive community of dentists,” Dr. Kamal said.
While Dr. Kamal’s guilty pleasure includes a spoon and tub of Nutella, he understands the importance of oral health and wants everyone else to as well. While at the dentist, he encourages patients to ask questions and learn about their personal oral health to keep them #smilingfearlessly.
Working for DentalOne Partners has allowed him to pursue his passion for dentistry while at the same time maintaining a work-life balance. Dr. Kamal has traveled to more than 12 countries with his family. The rich history, friendly people, delicious foods and stunning architecture are just some of the things that keep him traveling. He plans to visit New Zealand soon.
There are a lot of things that have led to Dr. Kamal’s success as a dentist. He said that having a competent and dedicated practice team to support him has been crucial, but having a true passion and commitment for patients has been the ultimate key to his success.
Part of Dr. Kamal’s job, as a clinical vice president, is to mentor doctors within the East Region, especially the ones who have recently graduated and are beginning their careers.
“The most rewarding aspect of the job is to mentor the doctors and see them grow professionally and in achieving their goals,” Dr. Kamal said.
Dr. Kamal hopes many more talented dentists will join the DentalOne family and grow within the company just as he has!