Unveiling the struggle behind our smiles

Welcome to the Dental Mental Network! We’re glad you are here! Our mission: To help dental professionals with mental health issues survive and thrive by helping to remove the stigma surrounding mental health issues, offering support and resources, and providing a platform for sharing their stories.
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You are reading my self-written personal biography…that’s awesome! This means that you have found your way to the Dental Mental Network. A network that embodies exactly who I was, who I am, and who I hope to become.

I could bore you with the details of my thirty-five years in dentistry…but, I won’t. As much as I have loved my career, it is not what defines me. Living with Bipolar 1 disorder and frequent bouts of manic depression does not define me either, but it certainly does make life interesting, difficult, and dynamic all at the same time. You can say that I am everything and nothing, everywhere and nowhere, and the best and worst of people, all at the same time.


MEET Carlos

Hey everybody!  I’m Carlos Rodriguez and I’ve been a Dental Hygienist for over 23 years. I started my dental career as a Dental Tech serving in the US Navy from 1987 to 1990. I also happen to be a professional stand up comedian. I grew up in New Jersey and was diagnosed with Vitiligo in the late 70’s. Humor came naturally to me and helped me deal with the occasional rough joking from some of the neighborhood kids. 

Sandy Lee

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Hello everyone! I’m Sandy Lee and I’m so glad you are here!

I’ve been a Registered Dental Hygienist for over ten years and work in public health. Public Health is one of my passions along with helping others!

Besides my very rewarding career, I am a survivor!

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Dental Mental Summit

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8:00AM - 5:00PM