Having Your Sister By Your Side Is Priceless

Did you say you work with your sister in the same office? For many siblings, the thought of working together causes anxiety and anticipated strife. We see our relationship as sisters and dental partners...
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Life is Long. Take time to Dilly-Dally.

On my coworker’s office wall lives a sign that says “Life short, there’s no time to dilly dally.”  I’ve lived by this creed my entire life. Rushing to get from one place to the...
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Trusting the process:  Is there life after dental hygiene?

I wanted out. I couldn’t do it another day and I needed out of the op so bad I couldn’t stand it. At the time, I had three herniated discs, I couldn’t lift my...

The [Dental] Happiness Experiment

Let's talk about frustration.  On a daily basis, we face situations that cause stress. We solve complicated three-dimensional problems created by challenging oral environments. Moisture, inflammation, forces, bacteria, acid.... all these things create health...
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Diagnosing Dental Treatment Plans: Patients Aren’t There to Fill Your Quota

editor's note: Dr. Betty Orr, one of our favorite doctors and writers, talks to us about diagnosing dental treatment plans. "Never in my life have I sat down to diagnose treatment in order to...
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I See Growing Old as a Gift That I Choose to Celebrate 

No this isn’t a typo and you did not read this title incorrectly. I really do feel this way.  Granted, this is not something that occurred overnight; it’s taken a few years for me to arrive at this place. I guess that I’m...
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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...
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What Does Bed Shopping Have To DeW With It?

I believe most women in dental management positions will agree, you don’t wake up one morning and say “hey, I think I will become a dental office manager”! My dental career started in 1981,...

The Dentist and the Balancer

My name is Tara Levesque-Vogel and I’m a dentist. I’m also a mom, a wife, a daughter, a business owner, an athlete, a President of a state dental board, and an aspiring work-life balancer....

Ignorance Is Not Always Bliss

I am going to go out on a limb and assume most of you reading this blog do not know anything or very little about HPV… Human Papillomavirus. Many dentists and hygienists across the...

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