The Stress-Free Dentist Podcast and Blog
The Stress-Free Dentist Podcast and Blog
Dr. Eric Block, DMD, CAGS, FICOI, FICD, FAADS, FIADFE, is a full-time dentist in Acton, MA. He is known as the Stress-Free Dentist and hosts the Stress-Free Dentist Podcast. His goal is to help make dental professionals' careers more enjoyable.
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Dr. Catrise Austin, Episode #151: How To Become A Celebrity Dentist

Dr. Catrise Austin, Episode #151: How To Become A Celebrity Dentist

12/25/2023 10:16:00 AM   |   Comments: 0   |   Views: 0

In this episode of The Stress-Free Dentist podcast, we delve into the captivating narrative of Dr. Austin’s unconventional dental career. Dr. Austin shares her initial foray into the world of dentistry, her experiences post-dental school, and the pivotal role of her time as an associate dentist. She provides a glimpse into her world, recounting her first encounter with a celebrity patient and offering insights into the fascinating “fame formula” that has propelled her into a unique professional trajectory.  Dr. Austin’s journey emphasizes the importance of setting goals, crafting a compelling pitch for success, and delivering valuable advice for aspiring dental professionals.

Discover how to connect with Dr. Austin and learn more about her work and experiences. The episode concludes with Dr. Austin imparting invaluable advice for young dental professionals, drawing from her rich experiences and unique career path. Don’t miss this thought-provoking episode, which takes you on an inspiring voyage through Dr. Austin's remarkable life and career and offers insights into the boundless opportunities within the dentistry field and beyond. 



Dr. Eric Block is a full-time practicing dentist in Acton, Massachusetts, and a husband and father of two kids. He is known as The Stress-Free Dentist and hosts the Stress-Free Dentist Podcast.

He is the author of three non-fiction books and one children’s book. He lectures nationwide, helping dentists become more efficient, productive, and less stressed. He co-founded the International Academy of Dental Life Coaches or, which matches dental professionals with life coaches who understand dentistry.

He is a wellness ambassador for the American Dental Association and is a former chairman of the Health and Wellness Committee for the Massachusetts Dental Society. He can be reached at

Episode Timestamps

  • 00:00:13 – Introduction to the episode
  • 00:01:23 – Introducing the guest
  • 00:02:12 – How Dr. Austin got involved in dentistry
  • 00:04:10 – Dr. Austin’s life after dental school
  • 00:06:27 – Dr. Austin’s experience as an associate
  • 00:07:12 – Dr. Austin’s first encounter with a celebrity
  • 00:12:30 – The fame formula
  • 00:14:56 – Dr. Austin’s goal
  • 00:16:15 – Importance of having a pitch
  • 00:20:30 – How to get a hold of Dr. Austin
  • 00:20:40 – Advice for young dental professionals
  • 00:22:10 – Outro
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