Three Days with the Future of Dental Hygiene

I’ve been hit with a constant sensation of Déjà vu, particularly anytime I find myself in the seat of a Southwest flight.  “I feel like I was just here” I said to myself as I landed back in Orange County’s Santa Ana airport. Having just spent my weekend prior speaking to the Orange County Dental Hygienists’ Society on local anesthesia, …

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Palm Trees & Prilocaine

There’s something so satisfying about landing in gorgeous Southern California and reveling in the humid air, stunning palm trees and endless sun.  Every time I fly into Santa Ana airport… which has been almost quarterly lately… I am reminded of how truly beautiful our West coast is! As with most of my trips to Southern California, I was incredibly honored …

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Its Always Friendly in Philadelphia

My 18-hour turn-around trip to Pennsylvania began with a sinus infection, a chorus of teething children screaming on a 5-hour plane ride and an Uber driver with a poor sense of direction.   Talk about starting a blog with the worst sentence in history huh? After arriving in Philadelphia, I eventually Uber-ed my way to my hotel with a pounding headache …

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Yoga, Wine and I’m Just Fine

After trying my luck in improvisational continuing dental education in Atlanta the week before, I was happy to learn I would be back in my home state speaking on a presentation that was not only loaded onto my computer but was also loaded onto many other computers. I am honored and humbled to have had the ability to collaborate with …

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What Happens at Dentsply Sirona World 2019 Stays on My Blog…

Last year I wrote a “goals” letter to myself.  It contained a list of all of the things I wanted to accomplish in my career.  Being the Type-A person I am, I wrote out these goals in a timeline. While I am always hopeful, I knew that certain things like “speak for Dentsply Sirona World” would be a long ways …

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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 …