Gaylord Hotel in Washington DC, Dr. Chiann Fan Gibson (http://www.drchiann.com, who practices dentistry in Naperville Illinois), made history. In a profession dominated primarily by men, Dr. Gibson took another giant step for women by becoming the first female dentist to achieve “Accredited Member” status in her 4 state region of 16,570 dentists (Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Iowa). Dr. Gibson was quoted, “I have always enjoyed treating my patients, knowing that I have done my very best to help insure their dental health. Accredited Member. Dr. Gibson is now ranked as one of the leading cosmetic dentists in the world.
Making history is nothing new for Dr. Gibson, achieving accomplishments once thought impossible for a minority female. Dr. Gibson’s path had a very humble start as an Asian immigrant born in Japan with Taiwanese heritage, who came to Texas at the age of 3. Dr. Gibson strived and received numerous scholastic awards / scholarships throughout her education, even ironically winning the, “Daughters of the American Revolution” essay scholarship. If there is a challenge, Dr. Gibson rises to the task.
At the University of Washington, Dr. Gibson was chosen as 1 of 13, out of 3000 auditions, to become a 3 year University of Washington Husky Cheerleader. Dr. Gibson’s athletics took her to compete in the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington DC with her twin sister Ping, both receiving a medal for their time of completion. Dr. Gibson has also competed in mini triathlons.
Needing scholarship funds to help for college, Dr. Gibson entered pageants, winning her first attempt at 16, becoming the first Asian “Washington’s Jr...I still strongly believe that there is no other country in the world where a person of any sex, race or age, can achieve their desires, more than in America."
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