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The Ultimate Don’t Do This Guide to Maternity Leave for Women in Dentistry

By Rachel Mele

It’s hard for me to admit this story. However, as I thought about the launch of this amazing magazine dedicated to women in dentistry, I realized now is the time. I’ll come right out and say it then. In 2009, I took a one-week maternity leave following the birth of my first child. What I’ve learned since then is the art of creating work/life balance.

pregnant mom sitting at a desk with computer talking on cell phone embracing a new opportunity
There are times in your life when you just know you’re at a crossroads. That happened to me when I was a dental sales rep with a great company, living in Boston with my husband, and very pregnant with our first child. Opportunity knocked. It was late fall, and it was beginning to get cold. I was eight-and-a-half months pregnant...
a stack of balanced rocks represents the fine tuning of a healthy office culture
Build a healthy practice through cultural balance Let me start by saying, I believe in cleaning out your closet. I know this sounds like an editing mistake but think about it. When you clean everything out and get organized, it clears your head. You know where everything is, and you have more clarity. When you are organized, things can be...
2 champagne glasses tipped in a toast to women surrounded by holiday bubbles
his year I spent the Thanksgiving holiday differently. But it gave me a glimpse of enterprising women in a variety of circumstances. My family and I went our separate ways, and on Black Friday I boarded a plane to Havana, Cuba. The irony was not lost on me. During a holiday when we celebrate the abundance of harvest in a...
girl in winter hat with tissue blowing nose in flu season
Ready or not, the 2018-2019 flu season is here and even if the flu hasn’t yet peaked in your community, now is the time to tighten up infection prevention and control protocols in your practice. While the timing, severity and length of each flu season varies, last year’s was one of the worst in recent memory. According to the U.S....

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