Avoid this Mistake

I recently had a conversation with a new grad about her current job situation.  She was incredibly unhappy and even though she was trying, it was just not working out.  When we were discussing the details of her contract, I was stunned at the things she agreed to.  Not only was the daily rate ridiculously low, every provision was written heavily in favor of the employer.  I asked her why she would sign... read more

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 contact with all kinds of people in different stages of their careers and it’s really fun.  When I look in the mirror, the not so flawless face reflecting back at me represents someone in the middle. ... read more

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 that means I’m old, but I have been through a hell of a lot in those 12 short years of practice.  I’ve started two practices from scratch and bought a couple existing practices.  I’ve been totally... read more

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 emails into various folders in a single account.  My husband had various accounts, and they just seemed like too much to keep track of.  This changed for me when our children required their own email... read more

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 tend to be perfectionists.  Although these traits have served us well in our academics, they also tend to hinder our business growth with an undue amount of time spent on small things that really don’t... read more

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