How Do You Know You’ve Arrived, if You Don’t Have a Clear Vision?

In today’s world, it seems that so many people are trying to fit into a certain mold instead of truly exploring their own path to happiness. When we set out on our journey, we...

Working the Life-Work Balance and Living your Best Life

Some time ago, I was invited to speak at a dental meeting. The organizers thought that I should talk about life-work balance. Frankly, I was surprised. I felt that I was the least qualified...

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...

Celebrating Women in Dentistry

Angela: Eleanor Roosevelt was credited as saying, “A woman is like a tea bag–you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water”.  It’s not hard to find famous quotes about the...

5 Ways to Improve Your Mindset As a New Dentist

Back when I graduated from dental school in 2007, I had an unusually high amount of debt for the time. This was due to the fact that I had three children while in school,...

Yesterday’s Protocols Don’t Work for Today’s Oral Cancer

I’ve spent decades teaching my dental colleagues to perform traditional head and neck cancer screenings and to use fluorescence devices to enhance their visual screenings. My passion for the early detection of oral cancers...

Top 5 Dental Marketing Questions, Answered: An Interview

Minal Sampat is a dental hygienist, national speaker, marketing strategist, entrepreneur and author residing in Washington State. Today, she’s answering five pressing questions about dental marketing in 2020. Let’s dive in! #1: What are the...

SpouseTales Snippet #14: I grew up without a seat belt!

Seatbelts? You might be thinking, what could this have to do with SpouseTales?  Well, it’s really about the disruption of wearing a mask or not. Truth is, I grew up without a seatbelt and survived...

Attracting and Maintaining Quality Employees

Ask any business owner about the ongoing challenges in owning a business, and I guarantee, finding good employees tops the list. Let’s face it, finding individuals who value your business, the investments you’ve made...

Mindset of a Coach

"Mindset” is a word that is thrown around a lot. Many people mistake it as another word for “attitude.” This is key: Mindset is NOT the same thing as attitude. Attitude changes with emotion and environment,...

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