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Elevating in Atlanta

The next leg of The Dental WINEgenist speaking tour took me to Atlanta, GA. I completed a full day of speaking in Oklahoma and zipped off to the airport to catch a late night flight into Atlanta.  I arrived at the airport and flew through security (thank goodness for TSA pre-check!) to find an empty seat at an airport bar.  …

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An Oklahoma HELLO

As I sit on this short Delta airlines flight from Oklahoma City to Atlanta, GA, I am truly reeling from my experience in speaking for the Oklahoma Dental Hygienists’ Association. The last time I was in Oklahoma was when I danced and choreographed a local community theatre production of Oklahoma for Mesa Encore Theatre in 2013, and let me tell …

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Mermaids in Montana

As I sit on this flight back home after a quick 36 hours in Great Falls, Montana, I simply cannot help but smile. Arriving in this small airport, I was greeted by an eclectically artistic display of various taxidermized wild animals and the kind overhead greeting: “Welcome to Montana.   We’re glad you’re here and if this is home for …

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How Jazzercise Inspired My Business

Two years ago, I launched my business and brand as the Chief Dreaming Officer of Sanders Board Preparatory and the face of The Dental WINEgenist.  I have no business degree, I didn’t grow up in a family of entrepreneurs and, needless to say, I had a lot to learn about the daunting world of entrepreneurship.   Despite my seemingly unprepared beginnings, …

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Title: A follow up to those who unfollowed me

Last week, I launched my very first blog post entitled “This post will make you unfollow me, and that’s okay”, a sassy yet honest post about the facets of dentistry, and dental hygiene specifically, that I believe has limited our industry in growing.  In detail, I described my concerns with “meeting the bare minimum” as being the gold standard to which …

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This post will make you unfollow me, and that’s okay.

I had a colleague of mine say the most appalling thing to me a few days ago.  This individual responded to a post I shared about my most recent CE course, stating “I already have all of my CE credits, I don’t need any more for this renewal period”. Statements like this are not uncommon.  Let’s be honest: the CE …