Dr. Onaedo Achebe Continues to Break Barriers in the Oral Health Care Space
We love highlighting extraordinary women in all industries. Today we’re featuring a woman breaking barriers in the oral health care space. Currently, less than four percent of dentists in this country are Black, even fewer are Black women.
Dr. Onaedo Achebe is a dentist that strives to provide quality care to her patients with the individual attention they require. She grew up in Lagos, Nigeria and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Dr. Achebe earned her dental degree from New York University. She then completed specialized training in orofacial pain and neurosensory disorders.
She recently developed an oral care brand called Minti. Minti was born from her desire to break boundaries by shaking up the dental industry with innovative, good-for-you products that care for the planet, look beautiful on your counter, and represent everyone. We had a chance to learn more about Dr. Onaedo and her brand.
Why is it important for you to use clean ingredients in your products?
Dr. Onaedo: Clean ingredients just make sense — which is why you won’t find icky, harsh chemicals in any of our products.
Sustainability is our responsibility — our planet is at the core of everything we do; our products are recyclable, compostable, or reusable.
What’s your best piece of advice for other new entrepreneurs?
Dr. Onaedo: Just keep going! Believe in yourself and never be afraid to ask for help. Utilize your network, be patient and keep
Who is your business role model? Why?
Dr. Onaedo: My business role model is Rihanna. She stayed true to herself and built inclusive brands and was able to make them very profitable.
Be sure to connect with the brand online: @mintioralcare