Category Archives: Guest Blogger

I wish I had this financial guidance

I graduated with a lot of educational debt. It was stressful. Now as a new dentist 6 years out of school, I am excited to help bring some guidance from financial experts who are addressing the challenges new dentists face. Join me on Tuesday, May 25 at 7 p.m. CT while I sit down with financial experts to… Read More »

Light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel

Ahhh summer… The sweet breeze and the warmth of the of day just hugging your skin. I love summer which is why I moved to Phoenix, Arizona, where it’s summer practically all year — with a few months of hell fire. I have no complaints as I eat ice cream and lounge by the pool while my family… Read More »

What becoming a yoga teacher taught me about dentistry

As dentists, we face unique mental, physical and emotional challenges each day. These challenges often create discord and imbalance in our bodies and minds, especially when combined with the current state of our political and societal climate. Contorting our bodies in order to gain better visibility, sitting for long periods, and hunching over our computer keyboards can put… Read More »

Business side of dentistry: Does the practice make sense to you?

Editor’s note: This is the fifth article in a series exploring the business aspects of the dental profession, from starting a practice and marketing to hiring staff and finances. A lot of the times we put so much emphasis on the productivity numbers of a practice that we forget other aspects of it. This is a discussion on… Read More »

Let’s talk transitions: From clinical work to academia

New dentists have had it rough this past year, am I right? Not to negate the struggles of ALL dentists, but those of us who are under five years in practice probably never envisioned a global pandemic drastically affecting our career goals. Job security felt like it was at an all-time low for us, with even some established… Read More »

Happiness and Habits: Changing our behavior

Welcome back to the second part of our discussion on happiness! In the last post, I shared some of the work of Dr. Laurie Santos, a professor of psychology at Yale University, who teaches on the science of wellbeing and has developed courses, a podcast, and even an ADA Accelerator Series webinar to share her knowledge. As dentists,… Read More »