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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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How to Select an Orthodontist – Stuff That Doesn’t Matter

  When discussing orthodontics with friends and family across the country, it’s always interesting to hear the reasons why they chose a particular orthodontist.  I was surprised to discover that...
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How to Select an Orthodontist – Stuff That Matters

Not all of my friends and family reside in Arizona and so I am often approached with the question, “How do I choose an orthodontist?”  There is no simple answer.  There are so many factors that...
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How Much Is Your Time Worth?

I grew up with the impression that I could have it all – a career, kids, marriage and a smoothly running household.  It was the 80s and women were still fighting for equality, especially in the...
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