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An Unexpected Journey Beyond Fear

Face Fear to Become the Real You Facing fear, making a change, or doing something despite the internal anxiety you experience is when you become the real you. I believe that strength and inner confidence...
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How I Became an Expert in My Field

People ask me all the time how long I’ve been in the dental field, and it’s hard to believe just how many years have flown by since 1980. I honestly don’t know how it’s...
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The 15-Year Itch and Embracing Change

Is the 15-year itch a “thing”? It was for me! After 15 years of serving up dental hygiene care to a group of (mostly) awesome patients in the clinical setting, I began to feel...
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A House Flood, Unexpected Inconvenience, Embracing Joy: Part Two

An unexpected inconvenience can lead to a new level of joy. You may have read on a previous blog that my house flooded due to a water heater burst while I was at work. This...
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A Dental Hygienist Enjoys “Biba Dushi” in Aruba

Recently, I had the pleasure of traveling to Aruba for 7 days and had quite a few eye-opening experiences that I wanted to share with you! Biba Dushi is a popular phrase you'll hear...
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Dancing and Year-End Reflections 2018

I think this time of year we all find ourselves reflecting over the past year.  Thinking of the milestones we reached and the goals we are still striving for. I have enjoyed my 2018...
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Life With a Dentist Mom

There is a certain type of kid in every school—one who carries a toothbrush in his or her backpack to actually use after lunch break or one who has an innate fear of candy...
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My Journey to a 2,500 Patient Dental Career

My Dental Career Story Started at Age 13 Who would have thought that, in 1973, when I was 13 years old, having my mother drop me off at my father’s dental practice after school would...
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The Best Entrepreneurial Calendar Planners

Do you recognize the sound of your favorite pen on your note pad, making that straight line through a task that needed completion? That is the euphoric sound of an entrepreneur's success. That and...
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Dental Hygiene Launched Me Into Lifelong Adventure

It all started in third grade. I was heading out to recess on a warm spring day. Like most kids, we were all in a hurry. That’s when it happened. A major face plant...

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