The secret to being a success: The to-do list that never gets done

You’re feeling overwhelmed because your To-Do list just keeps growing. You feel like other dentists have their act together and you should too. I’ve got some news for you: The To Do list doesn’t go away. This doesn’t mean that the feeling of being overwhelmed needs to be a lifelong problem for you. The way that you deal… Read More »

The power of a ‘Thank You’ card

Remember that warm and fuzzy feeling that you got last time you received a handwritten card in the mail? In a world that seems to grow more pessimistic every day, I’m using good ‘ol Thank You cards to celebrate the little victories in life and spread good vibes.  These little celebrations are helping not only my personal development,… Read More »

Art Wednesdays: Becoming proficient at new skills

The opening session at the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry conference in Orlando literally, Made. Me. Cry. I was so blown away by the energy and the passion when the accredited members and fellows proudly strutted onto the stage; I knew I had to do whatever it took to earn accreditation. So far I’ve submitted and passed 2… Read More »

Finding your superheroes

“If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.”  — Isaac Newton My interest in organized dentistry began during my undergraduate years at the University of Central Florida where a local dentist, Dr. Pete Lemieux, took special interest in my pre-dental club. As a nerdy science major, that dentist was a superhero in my… Read More »

Love the heck out of dentistry

My first year as a dentist was discouraging to say the least. As a new dentist I assumed that all dentists cared intensely about their patients and their work. I was heartbroken when I found out that this wasn’t true. My first job landed me right in the thick of dentists and staff that didn’t care — about our patients,… Read More »