AAWD 1921-2018 Positioning Women in Dentistry

In 1921, 12 women traveled to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on horseback and by train for a dental meeting. This marked the first meeting of the American Association of Women Dentists (AAWD). Although the name has...
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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...

Women in Dentistry

I was born and raised in a metropolitan city in the north of India. My city Chandigarh, also known as the “city beautiful” was designed by a French architect and is one of the most well...

Less IS More

We recently sold our home of 13 years. We did not raise our children in that house but over those years my husband and I seemed to have collected a plethora of things that...

The Art of the Matter

As an artist, I have heard the phrase, “I can’t even draw a stick figure”, enough times to know that most of us define an “artist” as someone who can draw the human figure...

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