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The air was brisk and the climb was steep. They are experienced hikers, and welcomed the opportunity to drink in the sights and sounds of nature, burning a few extra holiday calories, to boot. This is the glory found...
I was raised as a preacher’s kid in a growing area of Columbus, Ohio. Being the oldest of four, I quickly learned to take the lead. It also helped that our home was a nurturing environment for a young...

DewDish: Karen Thomas

What is your guilty pleasure? Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream and Frozen Lime Margarita. Yes, even nutritionist’s cheat once in a while.  What is the best gift you ever received? The best gift I ever received is my husband. Truly, I...
Embracing the Entrepreneurial Ride Is there anything worse than being let go from a job, especially if you didn’t see it coming? If you had this experience, would you say it is equivalent to a sucker punch in the gut,...
As female entrepreneurs, we wear multiple hats. However, as oral health providers, our brains are wired for biology and dental terminology, not KPI and marketing lingo! If you are anything like me, you’ve got sticky notes and to-do lists...
People are funny. They know they should go to the dentist regularly, yet more than half of Americans don’t take care of their oral health. That’s why it’s so important to make a great impression when a potential patient finally...

DewDish: Vanessa Emerson

What is the best part of your job? My favorite work-related activity is providing business advisory services to dental speakers who want to grow their business.  Helping a dental speaker develop a diverse, robust, business back-end and achieve greater career...
On Women Empowerment, Diversity and Inclusion in the Times of COVID This morning I picked several green tomatoes from my backyard.  They were firm and drenched in morning dew. I would later slice them, soak them in buttermilk, season them...

DewDish: Cris Duval

What is the best part of your job? Being of service to others, helping patients get what they want.  We practiced “wants” dentistry.  Who has been the most influential woman in your life? My mum! She has taught me the most about...
Have you ever heard that gentle whisper in your head, when you walk into the operatory and realize that your patient is high? Maybe it’s the alcohol that you smell on your patient’s breath or the constricted pupils suggestive...