Az Business and AZRE magazines announced the publications’ lists of the Most Influential Women in Arizona for 2021, including Dr. Heather Schneider of Delta Dental of ArizonaIn celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Most Influential Women program, is profiling one of the Most Influential Women of 2021 each day leading up to the Most Influential Women of 2021 dinner and reception.

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Today’s spotlight: Dr. Heather Schneider

Dental director

Delta Dental of Arizona

Dr. Schneider is Delta Dental of Arizona’s dental director and an adjunct instructional dentist at A.T. Still University. She’s involved with the American Institute of Dental Assisting and a member of the American Dental Association, Arizona State Dental Association, Central Arizona Dental Society, Academy of General Dentists and American Dental Education Association.

Lesson learned in 2020: “That, with help, there is almost always a way to do more. I am proud of my work as a dentist and educator, working with one patient and one student at a time. However, I made the decision to also join Delta Dental amid the pandemic in a newly created role because there is more need than I as one person could do in a day. Together, we are able to affect real change in hundreds of thousands.”

Source of pride: “Many don’t know this, but initially I was a dental assistant. I am exceptionally proud of pushing myself to earn my Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree and the Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) residency that I completed after that, extending my surgical and specialty skill set.”

Surprising fact: “I am a twin. Yes, there are TWO of us.”