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1.1% of dental students were female


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.

As the team leader of your practice, do you feel held hostage?
A short SpouseTale, because you can’t make this stuff up! Doctor held hostage, is a real thing. It can manifest as a feeling, an event, or the circumstance one might find themselves in after a decision made, leaves them feeling less than powerful or in charge at all. It can often leave someone feeling uneasy about the actual result or...
Life Lesson: How Early Is Being Late?
Dad's Life Lesson Growing up in Fremont Ohio, my dad instilled something in my four sisters and I so strongly, it’s still with us every single day. His golden rule of “if you aren’t early, you’re late!” was to him a key life lesson. (And by early, he meant by at least ½ hour!) Sunday morning 8 am mass. Church was...
Journey of a dental hygienist and beyond.
High School Dreams When I was in high school, I already had my entire life planned out. I was going to be married by 25 years old. Have 2 kids. Own a grey house on 2 acres (very specific, I know!). Work as a dental hygienist. Be married to a wonderful husband. And of course live the fairytale dream of...
Sit down today and listen to the story of a life.
Every person you meet has a story. All stories have a beginning, middle, and end, as does life. Each day we have the wonderful opportunity to shape the lives of others and guide the direction or path they take on the journey we call life. As I ponder back in time and think about my childhood memories, there are some...


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