My Zig-Zag Path

The Japanese have a mythical saying that evil spirits travel in a straight path. Hence the zig-zag bridge, a charming and popular feature in Japanese gardens. An excellent example of this is at the Japanese Garden in world-renowned Gibbs...
Oh, the guilt that overcomes us when we are trying to balance our lives between work demands and demands at home. And it really does not always come from our own personal self-crushing thoughts or comments. Others dare to...
Establishing and growing a new dental practice is no easy feat. It takes an incredible amount of time, effort and investment to select the right location, build a high-performing team and market your services, let alone actually treat patients....
In February of 1952, during the epic blizzard of Boston, a budding woman in dentistry, Connie, was born to Dr. and Mrs. Leo Walsh. At the time, my father was the only dentist in this historic little suburban town...
As a woman in dentistry, you face unique challenges and opportunities in your practice.  We often juggle many responsibilities as wives, mothers, friends, colleagues, daughters, sisters, dentists, practice administrators, business owners, partners and associates. Finding the balance amongst the...
The Power of the Dental Woman Community Is there anything a community of smart, passionate, inspired, professional women couldn’t accomplish if we supported one another, shared resources and talents, and created a platform from which we could launch all of...
I grew up in a low income, “not much expected of you” environment.  We really weren’t expected to graduate from high school let alone grow into a strong and successful people.  As young as I can remember, I had...
A Childhood Medical Vision It’s amazing how your dreams and ambitions can change from what you envision yourself doing as a child. For me, a dental practice never entered my mind - I was determined to be a respiratory therapist. As...
My dental career started in 1987 as a freshman at Columbia University SDOS. Standing in the orientation room, crowded with long white coats and a tad of trepidation, I truly did not know what to expect. I only knew that...
I’ll never forget the day I walked into Dr. Lowery Faler’s to interview for the job as the “recall coordinator.” I was in my late 20s and had absolutely no idea what a periodontist was. All I knew was...