Excited to announce that I am mentoring through @isocialmentor! Check it out and bring some questions! ・・・
NEWEST MENTOR: @doctorlaurel .
Submit your questions for Dr. Laurel Henderson!
. “I’m Dr. Laurel Henderson. I am completing dual residencies in Orofacial Pain and Oral Medicine at the University of Southern California and will be doing a third residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology next year. .
I was drawn to the medical specialties of dentistry because of a personal health crisis. During dental school I had an undiagnosed condition that required me to take antibiotics on a weekly basis. It took years to find a doctor who could diagnose me properly and proceed with surgery. .
There is so little understanding of non-dental origins of pain in the head and neck within the dental and medical communities and so many patients that go untreated because of this lack of knowledge. I am honored to serve patients during their most painful, troubling, and frustrating times, and help relieve them of the burdens of missed diagnoses and misdiagnoses . .
I am currently serving as Miss Southern California USA, @MissSoCalUSA, I received an Albert Schweitzer Fellowship for my work teaching fitness classes to improve body image amongst women who are survivors of sexual violence, and I feel that my life’s goal is to empower young women. .
I hope to be an educator, a public speaker, and a mainstay on shows like The Doctors and Dr. Oz after my education is complete! .
If anyone is interested in learning more about combining medicine and entertainment, I’d love to help you along your path.
For the next two weeks I have been given the privilege of serving as the on call resident for our department. Our emergencies are typically patients in emotional distress and contemplating suicide. Although the holidays can be a pain, there is always help. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1 (800) 273-8255 and is available for you and your loved ones 24/7. It’s anonymous and you can just talk with no judgement. Feel free to DM me as well as I’ll have my phone on me through the Holidays and am always here to help