What DeW we Dew…

How many of you started your business and then several months later you asked yourself questions like, “What was I thinking” or “Now what Dew I Dew”? How many of you didn’t make a...

The Gift of Vulnerability

Annette, the interim CEO of a mid-sized marketing company, was struggling to find the best way to deliver a speech to her employees in which she’d have to reveal some bad news about their...

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,...

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