Dr. Rick Rasmussen III is the oldest son of Dr. Richard Rasmussen, Jr. and Dr. Angela Rasmussen (of Gentle Dentistry). In this special blog, Dr. Rasmussen III describes what it is like to grow up with parents who are in the field of dentistry and what it is like today, joining dad as a periodontal surgeon at Implant & Periodontal Therapy

My mom, my dad, my wife, my brothers, my sister are all dentists, so you can imagine growing up I knew a lot about dentistry. In fact, from a young age, I always wanted to be a dentist. It is funny because at the dinner table, we always have a lot to talk about and we can bring each other ideas for how to treat different patient’s situations. To say that I am passionate about dentistry is an understatement. Every day I look forward to treating new patients with new unique problems and situations and to help them solve that issue, achieve good oral health, and as a result, ultimately, achieve good systemic health.