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You are Probably Working Too Much

If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Matt and I opened our first office from scratch in 2006.  Our dream was to work together in a single location, two doctor...
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What Are Your Fears?

I recently attended a women’s business conference and we spent about an hour on the topic of fear.  The take away message was –  just do it, even if you are afraid.  After a few days, I began...
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Believe in Your Fees

We took a last minute trip to Knotts Berry Farm for my son’s birthday a few weekends ago.  He was finally tall enough (barely) to ride all the rollercoasters in the park.  Because this was a birthday...
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How Can I Prevent Braces for My Child?

Is there any way to prevent braces for my child?  As an orthodontist and mother of three young children, I hear this question daily.  I can understand why people would ask.  Household budgets are tight...
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Why I Love to Swim

  As an Arizona native, a great deal of my formative years were spent in the pool.  My early photo albums have multiple pages devoted to me in the water sans any swimsuit or diaper, where I am...
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The Journey to Gifted

  Becoming an orthodontist requires 11 years of university work after high school.  This exposes you to people from all walks of life, and they’re all “smart”.  But, there is a difference...
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I Tried the Dr. Oz Three Day Detox Cleanse

I’ve been feeling really tired for about a month.  It’s not just sleep deprivation.  It’s complete mental and physical exhaustion.  This overwhelming feeling was obviously quite apparent as...
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9 Ways to Provide Great Customer Service

Customer service is in my blood.  Even in high school when I worked at a fast food restaurant, I was committed to every customer having a great experience.  My training was elevated to an entirely new...
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Help Me – I’m Trying to Hire Someone!

  Hiring people is probably one of my least favorite activities.  It’s a complicated process and even the greatest systems have flaws.  We’ve tried individual interviews, group interviews,...
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What Does the Wedding Say About the Marriage?

    After 11 years of marriage, I don’t really think about my wedding all that much.  Don’t get me wrong, it was a beautiful, meaningful and special day.  To be honest, it was pretty much...
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