Building Racial Equity in our Businesses

As healthcare professionals, we have all given an oath to improve the public’s total health. As a dental hygienist and an educator, I’ve taught my students our ethical codes and values, including the value...

Live Out Loud

“Live out loud!” is a popular saying thrown around like verbal confetti. But what exactly does it mean? According to pop culture, it means living your life with sass, spice, and flare. Urban dictionary...

I Don’t Want it to Be Me.

When my uncle passed away from Parkinson’s disease, I didn’t think too much about it. I thought about him but not the disease. When another uncle passed of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, I felt bad...

Breathing New Life Into My Career

How can it feel like yesterday that I was seeing most of my clients in the office making a personal connection? At this moment, mid-April 2020, the world is experiencing an unimaginable crisis that...

No Bruises:  Recognizing Emotional Abuse 

He will search and find this blog because, after all this time, he still stalks me. He'll call and email the publisher, comment on the thread, and lose his mind trying to clear his...

Life and Legacy

The unexpected passing of a dear friend prompted a serious discussion about legacy. While Ottie was no stranger to missteps or hardship, he’d consistently approached life with a joy that was almost otherworldly. Nothing...

Yesterday’s Protocols Don’t Work for Today’s Oral Cancer

I’ve spent decades teaching my dental colleagues to perform traditional head and neck cancer screenings and to use fluorescence devices to enhance their visual screenings. My passion for the early detection of oral cancers...

I was fired for telling the truth – and that’s OK

Back in high school, when I was working at my local Wendy’s, I learned a big lesson about living what’s most important to me. One day a customer ordered a Frosty then changed their...

SpouseTales Snippet #14: I grew up without a seat belt!

Seatbelts? You might be thinking, what could this have to do with SpouseTales?  Well, it’s really about the disruption of wearing a mask or not. Truth is, I grew up without a seatbelt and survived...

Anne Speaks with Patient Prism

Anne recently spoke with Beth Gladdis of Patient Prism about the motivation behind Dental Entrepreneur Woman magazine.  And the importance of building a larger community. Read the article: Inspiring Women and Empowering Dental Entrepreneurs

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