Samer Safadi (DEN '03)
Degree: Doctor of Dental Surgery
Graduation Year: 2003
Current occupation: Dentist and professional student
Brief description of current company/organization:
Goodyear General Dentistry in Goodyear, Arizona is a family dental practice that specializes in preventative care, emergency dentistry, cosmetic dentistry and oral surgery.
Company/organization website: www.goodyeardentist.com
Any advice for future CWRU alumni?
As a CWRU dental student, I gained a wealth of knowledge that allowed me to start a very successful dental practice immediately after graduation. When I decided to further my education and obtain an endodontic specialty in dentistry—after eight years of private practice in Arizona—I returned back to CWRU as a full-time student in the graduate endodontic program and masters in dentistry at the school of dental medicine. Also, my wife, who I met in Phoenix, came back to Cleveland with me to become a student at the CWRU School of Law. I always told her how valuable the education at CWRU so now we are both full-time professional students at CWRU.
What does being a Case Western Reserve University alumnus mean to you?
The education we received as CWRU dental students was top notch. When it came time for me to further my postgraduate education in endodontics, my alma mater was my number-one choice.
What did you do immediately after graduation?
Moved to Phoenix, Arizona, where I owned a successful general dentistry practice.