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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...

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...

Are Your Boots Make for Walking…Pivoting?

My Story about a stroke of luck I’m from Texas so I couldn’t resist the boots, and at one time, this was a keynote I offered (less the pivot), so it made sense. In fact,...

The Tradition of Gratitude

As we wind up a year of unprecedented uncertainty, I’ve clung to the comfort found in tradition. Tradition brings us together, albeit this year virtually, and nothing brings us together like expressed gratitude. In light...

Anne on A Tale of Two Hygienists

Recently, Anne appeared with Andrew Johnston and Michelle Strange on their podcast,      A Tale of Two Hygienists.  Anne discusses working as a practicing hygienist, being an entrepreneur, and of course all things...

My Date With Silence

It’s raining. I’ve been moving from one restless thought to another. I should be reading. Should be writing. I have work to do. What if my loan doesn’t come through? What if I pick...

DeW Dish: Dr. Meghna Dassani

What is the best part of your job? When I’m speaking, it’s watching those light bulbs go off. In the dental office, it’s the patients whose lives we change... be it through their smiles...

884 and the Cake Pop Lady

Platitudes are often throw away statements when people don’t know what else to say. “Look at the silver lining” or “this too shall pass.” Most are really cliché, and often disingenuous. Just ask my...

My Unconventional Path to Serving as President of the Chicago Dental Society

It is April of 2020, and I am writing this article as the world contends with a global pandemic the likes of which we have never seen before. It is an unfortunately dark time...

SpouseTales Snippet 15: Try to stay out of the weeds!

Today more than ever, whether you are in a practice full time or part-time, it seems challenging to stay out of the weeds. On any typical day in the dental office, my duties are...

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