Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?
To be honest, I hated the dentist.. like everybody else because of a bad experience. But, I had to give it a try again as I had a lot of cavities/ dental problems when I was young. And when I met Dr. Tariq Abu Rizk, he took care of my dental problems and changed my perspective in a way that I started envisioning myself as a dentist and inspired me to get in this profession when I realised how much help it could give others as I was a real-life example.
Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started doing this?
When I was a gp dentist in the ministry of health, I started supplying dental centers, then expanded to include supplying private clinics/sectors and acted as a consultant for all of them. Responsible for a whole district in Kuwait and I wasn’t expecting that to happen.
Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”?
Workout a lot and have a healthy lifestyle
Honesty and integrity
Have a work-life balance
None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story?
My mom, my backbone who supported me all the time, making sure that I had everything that I needed during the length of time of my study in Egypt until now!
How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world?
One of many, I founded Kuwait Doctors’ cycling club (KDCC) with the intention to gather as many influential doctors from all specialities that have a strong following base on social media to make an impact in having a healthy lifestyle and promote working out/ going out cycling and increase social interaction.
Do you have a favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life?
Patience is the key to relief, the truest example to this is that I waited to polish my skill set and knowledge base in order to confidently start my own dental/polyclinic even though I had the ability to start it 4-5 years ago.
How can our readers follow you on social media?
The readers can follow me on Instagram “@drjacoub”.