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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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Inspiring Growth Fresh Out of Dental School

Growth can come suddenly. Or gradually. Or both. The phone rang, and I kept saying yes to everything that was asked of me until I hung up and realized what I had committed myself to....
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Trusting The Process

A process is defined by Wikipedia as a series of steps or actions to achieve a particular end. We are more familiar with processes than we care to recognize. For example, think back on...

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