Instead of introducing ourselves with only traditional bios, we have chosen to share our WHYs behind the work we do too.
The word WHY has inspired not only my professional career but my personal life as well.
WHY has caused me to dig deeper into my impact as a practitioner and the effect that the power of understanding a patient’s WHY can have. Understanding that WHY can heal and even change the length and trajectory of a patient’s life.
As a general dentist for twelve years, I have had the opportunity to treat cases ranging from the most complicated full mouth reconstructions to the simplest of fillings. As each case presented, I began to wonder WHY. WHY did the patient get to this point, WHY are they in pain, WHY are their teeth failing them? Then there was the biggest WHY of all. WHY isn’t the patient’s overall health not being addressed in connection with this condition? The question of WHY led my search into this greater connection. The more I searched the more I came to understand the vital connection between the dental arches and the airway. Once I understood this connection, the WHY for so many of my patients was finally answered!
Dr. Julienne “Evie” Sabet is an accomplished general dentist who focuses on craniofacial development, airway health, and TMJ disorders. She has also served as a clinical advisor, retail founder, and product developer. She attended the University of Florida for her undergraduate education and completed her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Maryland. She has practiced in a wide variety of settings including hospitals, public health clinics, private practice, and teaching facilities. Dr. Sabet has designed multiple consumer and dental products and proudly holds multiple patents. In addition to her professional positions and dental practice, Dr.Sabet is also a proud wife and mother of three.
Airway-focused dentistry has become my passion. With every patient I help, the drive to impact even more patients’ lives becomes even stronger. That is WHY I founded Developmental Dentistry - to bring healing, health, and longevity to all those we serve.
I look forward to meeting you!
Steve Jobs famously said, “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.”
Or, better yet Confucius said “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”
A large body of evidence-based career advice says those who are passionate about what they do will be happier and more productive at work. Their passion stems from caring deeply about what they do or where they work and being personally invested in and motivated by its mission.
Pursuing passion in my work is the purpose of my career in the “2nd 50 years” of my life.
To back up … I first started working in a dental office as a teenager in 1986. I was in a program that allowed me to experience different professions in the medical field, and was able to intern in a dental office. I fell in love with the dental office, and attended a program at the Medical College of Virginia to become a Certified Dental Assistant. Many years and a few great mentors in the dental office later, I felt I had gone as far as my career path could take me, and considered quitting.
In 2001, I heard a testimonial from a patient at a SC state dental meeting that shared how she had suffered with TMD pain, struggled to live, thought about suicide, and then was rehabilitated. I have been focusing my continuing education on that ever since! Most of that through LVI Global, a dental school that focuses on the comprehensive care and physiologic connection essential for treating TMJ and Sleep Apnea diagnosed patients. I am always saddened by how many years, misdiagnosis, and providers my patients have been through to seek help. Dubbed the “TMJ girl” in most offices I’ve worked in, I am proud of how well I understand my patients, their varied symptoms, and how each therapy is different.
Fast forward to 2021 … I love helping adults and teens recover from their TMJ dysfunction, BUT what about preventing the problem? What about growing a generation that doesn’t become one of my adult pain patients? What about educating the next generation’s parents to spot the issues their children are dealing with before they become those unhealthy, painful adults?
Enter Developmental Dentistry. I’m excited and inspired to see that vision come to life through parent education, co-therapies with providers that communicate the health of their patients for our current and next generation. We can’t treat what we can’t diagnose AND we can’t diagnose what we can’t see. Educating parents is the biggest part of the “why” in what I am doing in my “2nd 50 years”. I want to teach parents how what they see in their child’s mouth and face shape is related to their health symptoms.
I can't wait to meet you and your family at Developmental Dentistry!
I have worked with Dr. Evie Sabet for a while, even before she started this practice. Her passion and dedication in pursuing this industry is simply inspiring. So many providers are so focused on treating the immediate needs of their patients, they are not looking any further. Until recently, options were limited as to what could be done - there were plenty of solutions to fix the immediate need, but didn’t necessarily get to the root of the problem.
I absolutely love learning about the “why” in dentistry, and it is exciting to be part of this new type of dentistry. Dr. Sabet has dedicated herself to being part of the newest forms of dentistry and appliance therapy. Most people don’t realize how much our bodies are connected to our oral health and airway.
Working with Dr. Sabet has opened my eyes to so many things. I, myself, struggled with TMJ and sleep issues, and Dr. Sabet was able to dive right in and explain the “why” to me. It just makes sense, and I wanted to be a part of that life-changing experience for others. Once you start to learn about it, you can’t help but be passionate about it.
I have been in dentistry since 2005, as a part of both the clinical and administrative teams. I am thrilled to be able to share this knowledge and help people discover the “why” behind their issues. I look forward to helping you with payment options, assisting with insurance filing, and answering your calls. But, I am even more excited to see the transformation in your life and the lives of your families!
I look forward to seeing you soon!