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Avoid this Mistake

If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!I recently had a conversation with a new grad about her current job situation.  She was incredibly unhappy and even...
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Something Important Before You Sign that Contract

Disclaimer:  I’m not a lawyer or accountant, so please contact your specialists for any clarification on this topic.   I talk with Docs all the time.  Now that I’ve started this group, I am in...
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Honesty Makes You a Bitch

Now that I’ve been practicing for 12 years and I’ve formed the Women in Orthodontics Study Group, I get frequent messages from residents and new grads trying to find their way in the world.  I guess...
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E-mail Lifehack

I may be late to the game here, but I maintained a single email address for all my communications for many years after I opened my practice.  I thought it made my life simple and clean by organizing my...
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Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

It’s an intense process to become an orthodontist and certain personality types tend endure the experience better than others.  Those of us who have made it through are typically very hard working and...
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You are Probably Working Too Much

Matt and I opened our first office from scratch in 2006.  Our dream was to work together in a single location, two doctor practice in my hometown.  We built out a 4500 square foot office with room for 8...
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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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