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Photo credit: D Lacy Photography

Name: Dr. Faith Oliver-Robertson
Title: Oral and maxillofacial surgeon
Cosmetic makeup artist
Company: FAITH Oral Surgery Center LLC
Faces by Dr Faith Makeup Artistry
Owner and oral surgeon at FAITH Oral Surgery Center LLC
Freelance self-taught makeup artist and brow sculpting specialist at Faces by Dr. Faith

Faith Oliver-Robertson, DDS, OMFS, affectionately referred to as “Dr. Faith,” is a Dallas native and University of North Texas alum. After earning her bachelor’s in biology she completed her studies at Baylor College of Dentistry, she spent her four-year residency in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery program at Howard University Hospital — becoming one of the first Black women from Baylor to pursue this specialty.

Though Oliver-Robertson has been in private practice for over 18 years she also serves as director of Oral Surgery for Brown Mobile Dentistry, a company that specializes in providing on-site dental and surgical care for nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and private residences across North Central Texas. Also having a passion for cosmetic makeup artistry, Oliver-Robertson launched “Faces by Dr. Faith” as a freelance service, and created the Simply Sculpted Brow Kit with business partner Quiana McDaniel.

Dr. Faith shared her key factors to success with ro recently. Check out what she had to say below.

What are the three most important factors of being a successful woman?
1. Confidence 2. Patience to wait on God’s timing 3. Balance

How has technology changed the way you approach your work?
Technology has allowed more exposure for me, in both professions, and more immediate interaction and feedback for my patients and clients.
I use Facebook and Instagram to continuously market and promote my businesses. I also have recently created an informational forum called “Just Flossing with Dr. Faith Oliver” to inform my followers and readers about many different oral health and medical issues.

Who and what motivates you and why?
I am motivated on two fronts, actually. My mother, Gladys Oliver, who lost her battle with breast cancer in 1990, is my greatest motivation. I still hear her voice of encouragement and positivity when I just really want to throw in the towel. My other motivating factor is my beautiful daughter, Angelica Robertson. She is only 7 years old but she believes that her mother is indeed the greatest woman to ever live! Her innocent confidence in me fuels me to prove her right!

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What advice do you wish to offer other women who are seeking a similar career path?
Easy … just do it! Just go for it … by faith, afraid, a little uneasy, but just take the first step in faith.

What would you tell your 18-year-old self?
I would tell her that you are more than good enough, smart enough, pretty enough with your beautiful brown skin. People won’t understand you but don’t ever stop being you. Have fun. Make lifelong friendships. Travel the world. Learn a new language and become fluent in it. Pray about everything. Save money. Be generous. Respect your body and protect its innocence.

Name a book or books that changed how you see life that you would recommend to others.
There are actually three books that I recommend. They are The Secret, The Power, and The Magic, all authored by Rhonda Byrne. The Secret gives insight to the power that we have in our thoughts and the words that we speak. The Power and The Magic emphasize the importance of love and gratitude, respectively.
What is your guilty pleasure? My guilty pleasure is my occasional “stay cation” where I basically check out on the hustle and bustle of life and check in to a nice local hotel for the weekend. I unapologetically shut down down for a couple of days and focus on rest, relaxation and the rejuvenation of me … but I don’t feel guilty, though.

Oliver-Robertson serves her community through various health-related charity events, and by providing beauty services to boost self-esteem. She has been a featured speaker at the Naomi Speaks women’s conference series, a guest on KHVN radio, TMI Radio, “The Cynthia Austin Show,” and “Kitchen Talk with Kyle Gerideau.” She has been a trailblazer in both her profession and her passion, offering internships and mentoring programs at her office for young people interested in the field of dentistry.

Celia Walker

Native Texan, but my heart is in Atlanta, Lover of all things Stylish, Believes that bacon makes everything better