Category Archives: Just for Fun

Something to be thankful for

As we prepare our hearts, minds, and bellies for the season of giving thanks, I found a symbolic comparison of those English immigrants and refugees to the journey dentists face. The definition of a pilgrim is a person who journeys to a sacred place for religious reasons. In a sense, we are a 21st century pilgrim as we journey… Read More »

Connecting the dots

I remember watching Steve Jobs’ 2005 Stanford Commencement address as a dental school applicant who was hopeful (and a bit scared) about her future. In it, he spoke of three lessons he wanted to impart on the graduating class that year. The first, the one that resonated the most with me then, and continues to echo down the… Read More »

My missing piece: Reaffirming my love for puzzles during the COVID-19 pandemic

While studying for my DATs about a decade ago, I remember being frustrated with the PAT section of the exam. Why would I ever need to know which asymmetrical and strange shape would fit into which hole? How would this be relevant to the practice of dentistry? As I passed time by working on a 2,000 piece jigsaw… Read More »

Every night has its dawn: What I’m most excited for when normal returns

Unprecedented. Pandemic. The year that shall not be named. To say this past year has been “wild” is about as understated as statements can come. I became unemployed and re-employed within a few weeks. I went from being nonessential to the public to absolutely essential and probably the busiest I’ve ever been. I applied, interviewed, and was accepted… 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 »

Celebrating National Dentist’s Day: Thank those who inspire you

March 6 was a day to celebrate National Dentist’s Day. I want to take the time to recognize and thank all of the dentists. Being a dentist is not an easy feat. Give yourself a pat on the shoulders. Thank you for being mentors to others and caring for your patients with compassion. I was made aware of… Read More »