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Plane crash survival leads Orthodontist to New Zealand

Many of you who know me have known I love to travel!  Lately, that passion has taken me to a whole new hemisphere, New Zealand!

“Why New Zealand?” is a question I get asked a lot.  This video was the start of the “Journey Down Under”.  Afterwards, I started my practice,  Mendieta Orthodontics.  I have always enjoyed traveling and I took every break in school or work to take a trip somewhere new to experience new cultures and make new friends.  It also made me appreciate what I had here in America.  Being out of my comfort zone also made me see things from different perspectives.

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On a trip to Mexico, our plane crash landed!  Thank God we all survived!  As you might expect, all of us survivors became best friends throughout the whole ordeal.  The pilot had mentioned a place called Perth which I had never heard of and had no idea where it was on the map!  After surviving that plane crash I told myself at some point after dental school I would live and work overseas with Perth in mind.  As it turned out I made it “Down under” but instead of Perth, Australia I landed in New Zealand!

Enjoy the video:)

Cheers,

Dr. Edgar Mendieta

MendietaOrthodontics.com

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