An Interview With Dr. Wiebe
Recently, Dr. Wiebe was interviewed by SoWal Life Newspaper. Below is the question/answer portion of her interview.
We hope you enjoy getting to know Dr. Wiebe better, and as always if you have any questions or concerns, or to schedule your new patient appointment, please contact one of our offices!
- Your father is an oral surgeon in Savannah. Is that where you’re from?
I was originally born in San Francisco but moved to Savannah when I was young. I grew up watching him do surgical and facial procedures which definitely piqued my interest in these areas. Many times he would discuss with me the issues with someone’s facial anatomy while he was planning a orthographic case at home after hours. I also worked at his office from age 14 on. The past twenty years I’ve been in practice I’ve been blessed to have met and learned from incredible mentors in both dentistry (cosmetic and Implant) and facial esthetics, such as Dr. Carl Misch, Dr. John Kois, Dr. Gordon Christiansen, Dr. Louis Malcmacher, Dr. Newton Fahl, and more.
- How did you meet your husband? He has a practice in Niceville/Bluewater Bay and your associates practice is in Miramar Beach. Your practice is in Santa Rosa Beach. How did you decide and choose locations?
My husband is Dr. Olivier Broutin who also is a cosmetic dentist. We have a strong belief in education and do 5x more continuing education than the average dentist. Even our associates are held to this standard. Dr. Broutin and I met in dental school more than 20 years ago! We decided locations based on where we live, wanted to live, and where we like to visit. The Emerald Coast has so many unique locations, it’s difficult to have a favorite!
- Did you always want to be a dentist?
When I was young my dad was in dental school at UC San Francisco and I grew up knowing only that.
- What’s the most rewarding part of your job?
Hearing patients say I’ve changed their lives with a beautiful smile and seeing their confidence boost! The great thing about all of the training I’ve done is that I can fix not just their smile with whitening, veneers, or Invisalign, but also treat facial wrinkles, chin fat, gummy smiles, TMJ issues, and facial volume issues. It’s really amazing when we can do a total face and smile makeover! As a woman and with an artistic background I’m able to put all of these things together to “fix” the entire package!
- You earned The Presidential Volunteer Service Award, Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry, Mastership in the American Academy of Facial Esthetics, and more. Smileology has won Best Dental Office multiple years in a row. Smileology also does a dental volunteer day on Good Friday called Dentistry From the Heart at the Miramar Beach office. What do you like best about volunteering your services to those in need?
I think most people think a dentist is just a tooth fixer. A dentist who is truly passionate about helping people will learn more than what’s required and really go outside the box to help. We are passionate about the big picture – helping people be able to chew what they want, cosmetically and facially look the way they want, to and overall feel better about themselves.
- Why did you choose to attend Notre Dame and the University of Florida for school? Better programs?
Yes, great education. I was one of three out-of-state students who was accepted to the University of Florida’s Dental School.
- How often do you return to UF to instruct classes?
Twice a year I teach head and neck pain/facial esthetics and facial injections for the American Academy of Facial Esthetics all over the USA. On February 23rd, I teach in Los Angeles! I have taught at the Hinman and American Dental Associate meetings as well.