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Sep 12 2022
I just got back from a weekend getaway to western Pennsylvania. As tough as it is for a lifelong Cleveland Browns fan to suggest a trip into the heart of Steelers’ country, I can’t recommend it highly enough. I had always heard about the resort at Nemacolin but we had never made the trip. I’m sad that it took 60 years! Three and a half ... [continue reading]
Sep 12 2022
I write this column today in the parlor of the St. Regis Hotel in Rome. As Covid protocols have lifted, wanderlust is pervasive and we decided to celebrate our Latin loving, social justice high school graduate with a trip abroad of his choosing. My brother, a periodontist from Canada, accompanied us also with his new graduate, my niece, in his ... [continue reading]
Sep 12 2022
“That’ll never happen to me!” How many of us have said this countless times throughout our careers? Aspirated instruments, paresthesia, natural disasters, cardiac emergencies, the list goes on. It’s easy to get into the daily routine of dental practice and forget that adverse events can, and do, happen. As the years wear on, it becomes ... [continue reading]
Aug 15 2022
At the end of the day, our stories are who we are and what we know. We share them with each other, so they know what to think about us. We try to convince them that we are a person they can love and count on. But the stories are only words. As a writer, I am always working in my novels to “show, don’t tell.” In the literary world, that ... [continue reading]
Jul 14 2022
Dentists and dental hygienists from the community and dental students from OSU and CWRU and dental hygiene students from OSU volunteered at the Special Smiles Program at the Ohio Special Olympics Summer Games. Volunteers performed oral screenings for the athletes and also provided ... [continue reading]
Jul 14 2022
“When you’re dead, you don’t know it, but it is painful for others. It’s the same when you’re stupid.” -Ricky Gervais So lately, in both our dental world and the world at-large, some things have perplexed me and maybe our readers can help me out. The first two, which confront all of us in some way, are the formula shortage and ... [continue reading]
Jun 15 2022
Throughout our lives we all have been on the receiving end of countless gifts and have so much for which we can be grateful. From a personal view, one of the greatest gifts I have received is entry into this esteemed profession we know as dentistry. Dentistry has provided so many of us with a profound purpose in life, the joy of being valued and ... [continue reading]
Jun 15 2022
I am continually amazed and often smile at how “things” come together in perfect timing to bring greater meaning to events which are already celebratory individually. Whether you view those times as stars aligning, God winks, kismet, good karma, or just plain luck, being open to see these connections can make life even more special. Allow me ... [continue reading]
Jun 15 2022
So many times, I get accused of “preaching to the choir.” Someone who says that believes that preaching to the converted is a complete waste of time. If people are on the team with you, why should you expend additional effort keeping them informed? They’re already on board! You should take your message out to other people and create more ... [continue reading]
Jun 15 2022
When my husband started his oral surgery practice in Medina years ago, he interviewed his first set of staff at the nearby Yours Truly restaurant because his build-out was not complete. I think he placed an ad in the local papers in Medina and Akron and he had a slew of options to choose from to put together his first team of four employees. This ... [continue reading]
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