Isabel Rambob, DDS

“Self-Awareness, Well-Being, and Professional Success: Finding the Balance”

In this breakout session, we will explore how increasing self-awareness and improving well-being have an impact on professional success. Self-awareness involves monitoring our inner worlds, thoughts, emotions, and beliefs. Well-being is the experience of health, happiness, and prosperity. It includes having good mental health, high life satisfaction, and a sense of meaning or purpose. The overall goal of this session is to share self-awareness practices and work with the six dimensions of well-being — mindfulness, vitality, authenticity, belonging, optimism, and purpose — to find balance in our lives. Finding this balance requires self-examination, setting priorities, and focusing on what really matters.


Isabel RambobIsabel Rambob is an assistant professor in the Department of Neural and Pain Sciences at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry (UMSOD) and a member of the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) UMBrella Group’s advisory board. She also is a certified mediator and a prolific speaker who has lectured in the United States, Europe, Asia, and South America. Her main interests include interprofessional education (IPE) and collaborative practices, oral health in vulnerable populations, cultural factors in patient management, and conflict management in health care.  Rambob was UMSOD’s co-director for IPE initiatives from 2016 to 2018 and has been involved in several IPE activities across UMB since 2014. She also is a member of the University’s Diversity Advisory Council, serves on the UMB Faculty Senate’s advisory committee, and is the founder of Rambob Training Services, a company that offers customized training programs to health care professionals. 

She received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from State University of Feira de Santana in Brazil in 1997 before working in private practice as a general dentist from 1997 to 2002. She completed a one-year program in advanced education in comprehensive dentistry at New York University College of Dentistry in 2007, then completed a one-year residency program in advanced education in general dentistry at Howard University College of Dentistry in 2008. She joined the UMSOD faculty in 2009.