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Kandice Swarthout

Kandice Swarthout, RDH, LPC Kandice is a 1997 graduate of Texas Woman’s University dental hygiene program. After 15 years of private practice, Kandice decided to further her education and graduated with her Master of Science in Counseling and Development from Texas Woman’s University. She is a full time faculty member at Collin College where she teaches Community Dental Health and Research. Kandice is a Licensed Professional Counselor and worked in private practice and multiple county jails as a mental health counselor. In her free time, she loves training with kettlebells. Kandice is a Strong First Kettlebell instructor. She enjoys combining her counseling and dental hygiene skills to assist clinicians in growing professionally and personally through better understanding of self and others.

Anne Duffy comes full circle to uplift women in dentistry #InternationalWomensDay

Our own Anne Duffy was honored to be spotlighted on TheDailyFloss.com for International Women's Day 2020. Check out the article at this link HERE and let us know what you think. There is nothing like...

A Dental Perfectionist’s Confession

Hi, my name is Kandice and I am a recovering perfectionist. Five years ago I lived in fear that you would hear my voice quiver during a lecture, ask me a question I could...

The Path to Burnout

Resentment and the feeling of being ineffective are the paths to burnout. Resentment and feeling ineffective stem from things like patient noncompliance, poor working environment, not enough time to provide quality care, poor instruments,...

My Childless Life

This blog has nothing to do with dentistry. It has everything to do with being a woman. I am 46 years old and I am a childless woman. The possibilities of me carrying a child...
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Life is Long. Take time to Dilly-Dally.

On my coworker’s office wall lives a sign that says “Life short, there’s no time to dilly dally.”  I’ve lived by this creed my entire life. Rushing to get from one place to the...

Trusting the process:  Is there life after dental hygiene?

I wanted out. I couldn’t do it another day and I needed out of the op so bad I couldn’t stand it. At the time, I had three herniated discs, I couldn’t lift my...