Resilience – Learning to View Failure Differently

At 31 I achieved my professional dream. I started a dental acquisition affiliate group, and with the help of a partner and some investors, we bought our first dental practice. This was a particularly...

Change Begins with a Culture of One

I stared at the blank walls in my apartment. There were still many boxes to unpack. The silence was deafening, and my mind was racing. I was faced with questions we hope we never...

My Journey of EFT Implementation in Dentistry

Let me share with you "my story" that has led me in my journey of implementing EFT technology in Dentistry to where I am today consulting dental offices. Having worked in Dentistry for 34 years, starting as an...
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Sometimes Life Makes a Full Circle

I totally fell into dentistry when plan A and then plan B did not work out the way I had mapped out. Right out of high school, I decided to take some classes at...

Where I Had My First Experience With Dentistry

The Clock Tower. Oakdale's Largest Historic Landmark I grew up in a small central California town called Oakdale, the “Cowboy Capitol of The World” to be exact!  I lived in a great neighborhood that was...

My Story

My initial interest in dentistry/dental hygiene started after I had received my RN at the age of 20. Back then, nursing consisted of weekends and nights and I didn’t want to work like that...

Don’t Lose Sleep Over The Small Things

In my first clinical semester of nursing school, I quickly realized it was not the field for me, that’s ok, I would be married soon and live happily ever after. Shortly after the wedding,...

Curious, Am I A DeWer To You?

I had the same dentist my whole childhood. When I was 17 years old, my dentist asked me, “Heidi, what do you want to be when you grow up?” I responded, “I want to...
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“And You Will Never Work A Day In Your Life”

We have all heard this saying uttered in our attempts to find meaning in life. This mantra, attributed to Confucius, guided me in my earlier years on a path to determine the profession that...
Finding Inspiration in Every Stage of Your Career

Finding Inspiration in Every Stage of Your Career

Career Stage 1 - Finding My Spot I found my calling in TV news and while I sorted thousands of Mother’s Day contest entries as part of a freelance gig with “Live with Regis &...

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