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“I’ll Never Attend Anything By Her Again…”​

That tiny person on stage in purple: yea that’s me. I received the honor of delivering the Mega Session at RDH Under One Roof last summer in partnership with Dentsply Sirona. 🦷 💕 Full disclosure: about 36 hours before I stepped onto stage, I had ended my nearly 9-year relationship with my significant other, packed a bag and hopped on …

Tuesdays with Bob: Profound Advice from Dad

Every morning since the day I launched my first business, I have the same routine.  I enjoy a hot cup of coffee, sit in my office with my dogs and journal.  I know it may sound woo-woo, but to be completely honest, journaling has afforded me the opportunity to reflect on so many vital aspects of my life and my …

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Miles Ahead in the Mile High City

As I sit on this flight home from Denver, Colorado, all I can say is WOW.  What a beautiful weekend I shared with the incredible leadership team of the Colorado Dental Hygienists’ Association!  You know, every once in a while, a meeting just hits me to the core for a variety of reasons, and the Colorado Dental Hygienists’ Association did …

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I’m Not That Kind of Speaker

It is no secret, when I’m on the platform as a speaker, that I am a true dork when it comes to the gorgeous science behind what it is that we do as clinicians.  While many think I joke, I seriously mean it: with a dog on my lap, I actually do spend my Saturday evenings thinking to myself “what …

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Leadership & Wine, Y’all!

It’s catching on!  People want continuing education to reach them in a different way; they want it to be raw and honest and provocative but also allow for connection and collaboration.  People want to unpack unique concepts in a different way, and it turns out they want to do so with a wine glass in hand. While Arizona was the …

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 …