Dr. Gema Island is the founder and owner of Island Children's Dentistry, a Pediatric Dentist Office that serves Vienna, McLean and the surrounding areas. Dr. Island has been in practice for the last nine years in different pediatric dental offices in Northern Virginia and South Florida. Last year, she decided that she wanted to venture into opening her own dental office and offer the best pediatric dental care in the community where she lives. “I've always love working with families helping them maintain the best dental health possible. I love the opportunity to working with kids and work with parents to assure their little ones have the best dental health available.”
Describe yourself in three words:
Enthusiastic, Independent, Caring about others.
What do you consider your greatest professional achievement?
Every day when I put a smile on a child's face that previously was scared or traumatized. It makes me very happy to hear from the parents how I turned a child around from being afraid and weary of visiting a dentist to having a happy experience visiting my practice.
What are your professional goals for the next six months?
To make Island Children's Dentistry the reference as the most trusted and caring pediatric dental practice in Northern Virginia. Ultimately I want my practice to be reputable.
How does your company stay connected through social media?
We love connecting to our patients and friends through our Facebook page and interact with our community through our twitter account.
What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?
I always loved the Medicine profession, but also I wouldn't mind being a professional tennis player!
How do you maintain a work/life balance?
With the support of my husband and a nanny that I can fully rely upon. I always want to make time for Tennis and eating a healthy and balanced diet.
What websites do you visit every day?
Facebook, news sites and of course online shopping sites!
What is your favorite drink – and where can you find it in Northern Virginia?
I always enjoy a Rose from EVO Bistro in McLean -- and when in the mood a good selection of Teas from Teavana.
What are your top 3 favorite people/places/things in the DC Metro Area?
Washington Ballet, The Washington Mall, and dining around Georgetown.
What is your goal for retirement?
I still do not see myself retiring just yet, I love working with people. Once I decide to quit private practice, I would love to train others and of course did I mentioned ... play tennis?
Do you have any advice for women who would like to start their own company?
There's no right time to start a business. If you have a goal and a vision go for it and enjoy the ride. No matter the outcome you will always find it was worthy.
CONNECT WITH DR. GEMA ISLANDIsland Children's Dentistry
1500 Cornerside Blvd. Suite 310,
Tysons Corner, VA 22182
Phone: (703) 790-1320
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