Recognizing Signs of Sex Trafficking in the Dentist’s Chair

What would you do if you went into your patient room for your next appointment and found a sex trafficking victim sitting there? Would you know that you were looking at a victim? If...

An Open Letter to my Patient

You put your kids first. You put your spouse first. Groceries, your mortgage, phone and cable bill, it all comes first. What about the new overpriced sneakers for your son, or brand name jeans...

Camp Little Tooth: Combining a passion for children and the outdoors

As a child, Dr. Raelene Fulford only had one answer for anyone who asked what she wanted to be when she grew up: a pediatric dentist.  Her passion for dentistry was fostered by her...

The Power of Asking

I can’t believe I got a D in geometry - I hate math! Dental hygiene doesn’t seem to have much math involved - that's for me. Amazing how my journey as a woman in...

Toothlife: A hygienists dream to build her own studio

As a pre-law student and tennis player, Irene Iancu never planned to go into dentistry. Getting hurt on the tennis court, combined with other life changes, lead her to the field of dental hygiene....

SpouseTales Snippets 5: Getting Up And Doing It Again

Jackson Browne said it best, “…I’ll get up and do it again. Amen!” My husband and I both love this line out of the old Jackson Browne song, The Pretender. It is a constant reminder...

Never Underestimate The Power of a Grieving Mother

On September 21, 2015, my life forever changed. At 4:00 a.m. I was awakened by the police at my door informing me that my son Sean was dead. He died of an opioid overdose. I waited...
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Are You A Dental Mental Heath Advocate?

The dental industry is changing. Albeit, some may say very slowly when referencing insurance reimbursements or rapidly when referencing products and technology. We would agree that most dental professionals feel comfortable talking about products...

Thank You, For the Lesson in Manners

“I don’t think there is a market for that,” Mike said to me. Chad was silent. “You’d have to check and see. What competitive research have you done?” he continued.  “Well, I haven’t found...
University of Arizona Cooperative Extension’s First Smiles program makes a difference

Women Working for University of Arizona Cooperative Extension’s First Smiles Make a Difference in...

Working for The First Smiles Cooperative Extension Christy Stuth starts her day packing up Spiderman and My Little Pony toothbrushes along with a portable dental screening kit, and then drives to a preschool an hour...

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