Happy New Year!

A happy new year to you and your loved ones. I wanted to start 2019 off with a post that’s not about dentistry, but about friendships, family and the importance of taking the time to rest, relax and recharge.


I have been fortunate enough to make lasting friendships over the years. I often joke that these friendships are what have kept me in the right lane through ups and downs and I am truly thankful for the friends I have in my life. I have been in constant touch with about ten people who have been with me through thick and thin in the past 25 years or so. All of them, along with my parents, husband and daughter have kept me grounded while enabling me to become who I am.

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So Much to be Thankful For: Attitude of Gratitude

I stepped into my early 40s recently and I feel grateful to have reached my 40s. Growing up, I had a comfortable, upper middle-class upbringing. I didn't personally experience tragedies but have seen heard of/seen some gruesome things happen to people around me. I probably never really stopped to appreciate the life within me or around me enough, but I was always aware of it.

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Power of Positivity

In this wonderful profession of mine, I get to see people from various backgrounds and cultures along with myriad personalities. I guess that's true for any service industry. I personally believe that dentistry provides the unique opportunity for us to get to know patients on a personal level as we tend to their worst fears and insecurities.

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Need These Teeth Fixed Yesterday

Being a good dentist is about listening to my patients and giving them what they want. But, there are also times when I must refuse to do what my patient wants. This is a story about one of those times when I said “No” to a patient’s request, contradicting the views I expressed last time. Read on to learn why.

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The Single Tooth Fix

Here's a little bit about me. The best thing that could have happened to me is a life where I would be sitting and relaxing at a beachside resort while reading a good book all day, every day. But since this is reality and not a reality show, the next best thing happened to me and I became a dentist.

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