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...

Showing Dental Patients Your Human Side Is The Key

Since being included in the #1 NY Times Bestseller, Crushing It by Gary Vaynerchuk, many people have been contacting me wanting to know my secrets to engagement on social media. Interestingly, I always reveal...

Making the Most of the Growing Power of Women in the Dental Industry

I believe there are many topics that are taboo in dentistry. In my 23 years as a dental hygienist, I have worked alongside mostly women. And I’ve discovered a topic that is seldom addressed--...

Connect With A Woman in Dentistry- You’ll Be Glad You Did.

I woke up early this morning to write this blog. That is the best time for me to get my thoughts on paper or Word Doc ☺. Before I started to write, Dr. Laura...
Rachel wall on chair

FEATURE ARTICLE: Dental Careers Are Not a Straight Line

I was in the third row sitting in a room full of friends and close colleagues. I was excited to be there, to be with these people. And at the same time, I was...
Express Yourself!

Coffee Cup Coaching: Express Yourself!

Let’s DeW This – Let’s Express Ourselves. This post is dedicated to all the Goddesses in the DeW community . . . and trust me, you are ALL Goddesses. Goddess is another word for...
Coffee Cup Coaching Talks About Team Respect and Office Culture

Coffee Cup Coaching: Team Respect

Team Respect and Culture Thank you, Anne Duffy, for inviting me to host a series of blogs to address entrepreneurial issues facing women in dentistry; what a treat! This month we kick off with the...
As the team leader of your practice, do you feel held hostage?

SpouseTales Snippets 2 – Doctor Held Hostage, It’s a Real Thing!

A short SpouseTale, because you can’t make this stuff up! Doctor held hostage, is a real thing. It can manifest as a feeling, an event, or the circumstance one might find themselves in after a...
Journey of a dental hygienist and beyond.

How Did I Get Here? Journey Beyond My Dental Hygienist Role

High School Dreams When I was in high school, I already had my entire life planned out. I was going to be married by 25 years old. Have 2 kids. Own a grey house on...
What Direction Are You Headed? From Humble Beginnings

What Direction Are You Headed? From Humble Beginnings . . .

I was born the second of seven children to low-income, high-love parents. They raised me with wonderful principles and the gift of a large family. My mother stayed home, and our family was far...

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