About Connie E. Morris, DDS
Connie grew up in San Francisco. Based on a high school requirement for a job credit, she happened to knock on the door of a woman dentist and got a job in her dentistry office. She found the field to be interesting and thought dentistry was a great career for a woman. To enter the field, Connie obtained a graduate degree in biology from San Francisco State University and then completed the requirements for a DDS degree at The University of the Pacific. The DDS program helps future dentists gain clinical confidence. The curriculum focuses on the health and technical aspects of dentistry. The DDS degree prepares one for setting up a dental practice, working as an associate dentist with someone and / or teaching dentistry. Connie started out as an associate working for two dentists and then partnered with one of them. Now she is learning the business aspects of running a dental practice. Her current job involves common dental activities, such as fillings, crowns, and root canals. After her second child was born, Connie reduced her work week to 3 eight hour days. She says that dentistry is a great career for women because you can make a good living and have some flexibility."