“I attribute my success in my field to who I am, not what I do.”


Nothing gives Dr. Hishaw more pleasure than to know she has motivated and empowered someone to believe in themselves and make a change for the better. Public speaking has given her the platform to share her story and her tools of success from real life experiences as a mother, business owner, pediatric dentist, social entrepreneur, and mentor. As the old adage goes, people don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.

She attributes her success in her field to who she is, not what she does. It is her quest to make sure everyone recognizes and owns that for themselves. She has the natural ability to connect with her audiences; the young child, new mother, busy professional or high-achieving woman, in a way that is both uplifting and relatable.

Hear Dr. Laila Hishaw Speak:


How to Achieve More by Doing Less with the Essentialist Mindset

Arizona Dental Association Women In Dentistry
Virtual | January 28, 2021

Diversity In Dentistry Mentorships 

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry “Pedo Teeth Talk with Dr. Joel Berg”
Podcast| February 9, 2021

The Lucy Hobbs Project:  Women in Dentistry

Gateway 2021 Crossing the Bridge in Dentistry
Virtual | March 31, 2021

Early Childhood Caries and Prevention and Dental Emergencies in the Pediatric Patient

Midwest Dental Conference
Virtua | April 18, 2021

How to Achieve More by Doing Less with the Essentialist Mindset

New Orleans Dental Conference
New Orleans, LA | May 7, 2021

Dentistry Doesn’t Do It For Me Anymore–How to Get Your Spark Back

New Orleans Dental Conference
New Orleans, LA | May 7, 2021

Assessing Systemic Racism and Its Impact in Dentistry and Building the Right Treatment Plan

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Annual Session
Virtual | May 28, 2021



CEO Roundtable

Mommy Dentists in Business
Laguna Beach, CA | February 2 – 3, 2023



National Dental Association Annual Convention

Co-Chair, Planning Committee & Mistress of Ceremonies, Opening Session
Phoenix, AZ | July 14-17, 2021





Visionary Voices: How to Use Your Voice to Lead with Purpose and Power

American Student Dental Association – District 8 Conference
Kansas City, MO | January 29, 2022


“Sorry, That Doesn’t Work For Me!” How to Go From Overwhelmed to Overjoyed with Better Boundaries

Central Arizona Dental Society Annual Meeting
Scottsdale, AZ | October 29, 2021


Find Your Voice, Build Your Authority

ACTION TO WIN:  Leadership in Healthcare Business
Las Vegas, NV | October 9, 2021


Accessing Racism in Dentistry and Building the Right Treatment Plan:  A Call to Action

American Dental Association Co-Sponsored by the Diversity Summit Presidents’ Group
Virtual | September 15, 2021


Workforce Diversity Among Dental Schools:  Where We Are & Where We Ought To Be

Beyond Flexner Alliance-Workshop Session Panelist
Phoenix, AZ | March 28, 2022

Elevating Dentistry Through Mentorship

SmileCon 2022 American Dental Association
Houston, TX | October 14, 2022


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