I decided to become a dentist when I was about four years old. I used to ride a school bus for a full hour, for 10 miles. It took a whole hour. And I would pull kids’ loose teeth on the bus. So, I was like triggered right then like dentistry is what I wanted to do. From that moment, even in my elementary, like kindergarten year book, it says, “What are you going to be when you grow up?” And it says, “Dentist.” So, I never really strayed from that. I kind of thought about other things, but nothing is as good as dentistry. So glad I’m here.
The most rewarding part is seeing patients come out of pain. So many people come in with toothaches or swelling, and things like that. And a lot of times we can offer immediate relief. So, that’s very satisfying in my job.
I’ve been working on a lot of different CE. I’m really, really attracted to all things oral surgery. So, I learnt how to do implants in dental school, but since then I have also applied for or enrolled in two different CE courses for implants and extra-surgical things like soft tissue grafting and lifting the sinus, bone preservation, lots of fun things like that. And then, I also have CE course and I am licensed to do dermal Botox fillers and Kybella, which is dissolving fat. So, esthetic and surgery are my favorite things.
What I would really like to convey to new patients is that dentistry can be scary. Doesn’t have to be. I try to make these things that aren’t enjoyable at all as enjoyable as they can be. Like a lot of my patients are laughing and they’re saying, “I used to hate to go to the dentist but, now, it’s not so bad because you’re pretty funny and you make me distracted.” So, I want them to know that it doesn’t have to be an unpleasant experience.
Dr. Anah Switzer Makes Dental Treatment Fun
Dr. Anah Switzer was hooked on dentistry when she pulled her first tooth at age 4. As a child, she spent hour-long school bus rides pulling loose teeth of the kids on her bus route.
She was raised in the small town of Cynthiana, KY. She attended the University of Kentucky and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in biology in 2012. She went on to the UK College of Dentistry where she received her Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry in 2019.
Today, Dr. Switzer’s patients love her vibrant and outgoing personality. She strives to make dentistry more enjoyable — and even fun — for her patients!
She loves every aspect of her profession because it is creative, challenging, beautiful, and fun. However, Dr. Switzer’s favorite areas of practice are oral surgery and endodontics. She enjoys that the learning never ends with dentistry. Dr. Switzer is certified in Botox®, Kybella®, and advanced dermal fillers. She is an active member of the Louisville Dental Society, the Kentucky Dental Association, and the American Dental Association.
She also is excited to be part of the team at Kirchner Dental. She enjoys getting to know her patients and working with them to formulate personalized and comprehensive treatment plans for their smiles.
Outside the office, Dr. Switzer enjoys traveling with her husband Sami, hosting dinner parties for friends, traveling home to spend time with family, and cuddling up with a book and her two cats, Clementine and Ferguson.