Dr. Catrise Austin

Dr. Catrise Austin is a trailblazing expert in the field of dentistry. She is the author of multiple dental consumer books, a professional speaker on dentistry and business topics, currently serves as a national brand spokesperson for Colgate Total, in 2015 she was voted “Top 25 Women in Dentistry”, and is the owner of New York City Cosmetic and General Dentistry located in the heart of 57th Street’s “Billionaire’s Row” in New York City.

Here’s Her Story!

When I was a young child, I noticed that my teeth were different. By the time I reached high school, I really started to feel a bit self-conscious about my smile. But what could I do? At that time, I thought that because of my mom’s financial limitations as a single parent, braces were out of the question. Knowing that my smile bothered me all my life, my mother decided to make the sacrifice. And at the age of 15, I got braces! When the braces were removed, my life completely changed!

In just a year I experienced a complete turnaround in how I viewed the world. Where before I was hesitant and timid, now I had the confidence and hope, I no longer had to hold my hand over my mouth or smile without showing teeth, just to avoid embarrassment. My orthodontist had given me more than straighter teeth and a normal smile; he had literally given me my life back! The feeling of gratification and compliments that I received boosted my self-esteem and help me discover my life’s calling – to become a cosmetic dentist so that I could provide the same life changing experience to others.

Today, as I hear your personal stories and change your lives with a new smile, I am certain that I am truly living my dream!