This week we are in conversation with Dr Sampada Deshpande who is a foreign-trained dentist from India based in San Francisco. She earned her DDS from the University of Washington in 2018. Outside of clinical dentistry, she enjoys teaching at the New Dentist Business Club and improving access to technology in healthcare via her involvement in Samsotech.

Her new book, Persevering, will be out in just a few weeks!

Check out Dr Deshpande’s guest post here

A Youth Magazine Got Me Into Writing At Age 12

Episode Timeline

01:08 Sampada talks about what the energy is like with a book launch on the horizon.

02:04 Managing expectations when you publish your work

03:14 Sampada gets into her journey of getting into grad school in the US and redefining failure.

07:47 How one could write a book while working full-time.

11:34 The value of mentorship and how to find a good mentor.

17:55 New Dentist Business Club

21:49 Overcoming perfectionism as a creator

25:58 Sampada talks about her immigrant experience

30:37 Women in dentistry and the glass ceiling

35:45 Advice to those who are chasing their dream

38:12 Sampada’s Daily ritual

40:50 We get candid about moms and Sampada’s book dedication.

People mentioned

Carol Dweck

Simon Sinek

Cathy Hung


Pulling Wisdom by Cathy Hung

Start with Why by Simon Sinek

Find Your Why by Simon Sinek

Mindset by Carol Dweck

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