How Passion Boosted My Career in Dental Hygiene and Sales

How Passion Boosted My Career in Dental Hygiene and Sales

My passion for dentistry started in the seventh grade. I'll never forget the hygienist who was cleaning my teeth. She was wearing a white dress, white stockings, white shoes, and a white nurse's cap. I...
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My Journey from Hygienist to Business Owner

My journey in the dental field began in the sixth grade during science class. While discussing the eruption stages and how teeth formed my heart leaped. I decided in that moment, at age twelve,...

My Amazing Journey in Dentistry

Thank you to Anne Linesch Duffy and Dental Entrepreneur for the opportunity to share my story with their readers. It is my hope that it will inspire others to find their own path to...

I’m finally home!

I’m finally home! That is the feeling that I get every day when I walk into my office. Have you ever wondered just what you are doing? Where your career is going? Are you...

Job Satisfaction: It’s Not Always What You Think it Is

A few years ago, if you asked me where I thought I’d be today, I’d say anywhere but here. I mean, that was the entire point of my life up until 2 years ago....

Failure is not an option! My journey to empowered success

I grew up in a low income, “not much expected of you” environment.  We really weren’t expected to graduate from high school let alone grow into a strong and successful people.  As young as...
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How Can You Trust Me?

You don’t even know me. I opened my dental practice in the Spring of 1996 when managed care was as far away in the distance as Mars…or so I thought. Eventually, it showed up. And so...
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The History of Women in Dentistry Part I: Emeline Roberts Jones

Editor's note: Here is the first in our series "The History of Women in Dentistry," featuring Emeline Roberts Jones. Emeline Roberts Jones and Women in U.S. Dentistry Dentistry is one of the world’s oldest medical professions,...
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If Your New Associate is a Woman, Let it Be Known!

About 2 months into my dental associateship, I realized that not only were most of the patients shocked I was a female dentist, but they also weren’t very excited about it. When I  planned...
Creative thinking helped Deb scale multiple levels of success.

Profession Progression, the Story of a Lifetime, Part 3: Deb Roberge

My Role Model You could say that creative thinking runs in the family. I didn't really think of it that way until later in life. But I did look up to my maternal grandfather! He...

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