When You’re the Only Woman in the Room

Being a female dental entrepreneur is not easy. When I joined ClearChoice Dental Implants as its founding COO in 2007, my husband and I had one daughter in college and another going into her junior...

SpouseTales Snippet 15: Try to stay out of the weeds!

Today more than ever, whether you are in a practice full time or part-time, it seems challenging to stay out of the weeds. On any typical day in the dental office, my duties are...

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,...

I was fired for telling the truth – and that’s OK

Back in high school, when I was working at my local Wendy’s, I learned a big lesson about living what’s most important to me. One day a customer ordered a Frosty then changed their...

July Strengths Savvy Blog

Our Strengths challenge this month is to share your Top Five talents with one or two people who know you really well—we’ll call these people your Close Contacts—and ask them to reflect back to...

Strengths in the Time of COVID…

The one sure bet we can all make regarding our Strengths is that they are always at work!  They live and breathe in us.  We see them cropping up when we are at our...

It’s Not You, It’s Me

I am very sorry to tell you this, but I need to move this relationship in a different direction. I know we have been together for 20+ years. You have provided for me. You...

Coffee Cup Coaching: Courage

"Feel the fear and do it anyway.” These were the words inscribed on a pendant given to me from my best friend on her wedding day. With tear-filled eyes, she shared, “You are the most...

The Other Side to the Story

Like many other women before me, I have always struggled with finding self-acceptance. Whether it’s been nature or nurture, from a very early age I never really felt like I was worth anything. No...

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