When it comes to dentists around the Las Vegas area, Marianne Cohan DDS is the epitome of success. Although her career began in New York where she pursued her education, her most important accomplishment all took place in this market. Consequently, she is now the lead dentist at the Summerlin Dental Solutions and has been recognized with five consecutive awards for being the “Best Dentist” in this region.
Dr. Cohan approaches each of her patients on a case-by-case basis and allows them to be fully integrated into the treatment process. She does this by consulting with them every step of the way and making sure that they fully understand the nature of the situation. Moreover, she has made it a point to always be available for any emergency situations and attend to her patients in a timely manner.
How did you get involved in the cosmetic dentistry field?
I decided to become a dentist when I was just 10 years old. My parents had dinner with some of their friends who both happened to be dentists. After talking to them for some time, I remember feeling intrigued about this profession and their ability to help people. At one point, I did flirt with the idea of pursuing medicine from the perspective of a specialized doctor for a certain disease, but I never felt comfortable with changing my goal of being a dentist.
Did you ever doubt your business idea?
Absolutely not. I think that becoming a dentist was the best decision that I ever made. If I could go back and review all of my actions, I would most likely repeat every single one of them. The reason why is the fact that it helped me find a perfect job where I can change people’s lives. Moreover, I get to explore the human body to an extent that I am interested in and it leaves me a lot of time to conduct personal research.
Did you have a mentor?
As an undergrad, I had the pleasure of interning under a postgraduate professor. Worked together for 2 years and I was able to do some amazing things with him even as an undergrad. He was able to instill in me the idea that I was capable of doing whatever I set my mind to. Ultimately, he became ill with an inoperable brain cancer, however, the memories of those two years and everything I was able to learn from him has stayed with me all these decades.
Do you have any regrets about your career choices?
No. I think that my choice of higher education, locations, and everything else that led me to where I am today was done after careful consideration. I did not make any rash decisions and all of my steps were carefully analyzed for potential outcomes.
Which business leaders do you admire most?
I admire quite a few. Some of the most notable ones would be Lucy Hobbs Taylor, Annie Elizabeth Delany, Tim Cook, and so on. I am also amazed by all the things that some of the smaller business owners that I personally know have achieved.
What is the most important aspect of your brand?
Customer service. Everything that we do revolves around high-quality customer care where we prioritize the patient. We make sure that they are properly treated in a timely manner so that their regular lives are not affected by dental issues as much. Moreover, we all invest a lot of time into on-going education to make sure that we are familiar with some of the most recent developments in the spheres of dentistry. Not to forget that we spend thousands of dollars on many state-of-the-art tools that help improve the patients’ experience with us. In essence, we are a concierge dentistry. We cater to our patients and their needs.
What motivates you?
The fact that I get to go to work and improve someone’s quality of life. Although it may sound like a far-reaching statement, dentists play a crucial role in helping people get over their problems with confidence as well as making sure that they are healthy. For instance, I had a handful of patients that had serious underlying conditions that they were unaware of until meeting with me.
How do you unwind?
I watch a few different TV shows and spend time with my friends and family.
Do you have any advice for our readers?
I would advise them to always approach their goals by realizing that there is a chance of failure. Doing so will make it easier to focus on succeeding instead of over-thinking every step of the way.