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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 workplace.  It’s a battle we continue to struggle with today.  Back then, we were trying to prove that we could have those high powered corporate jobs and that having a family wouldn’t “hold us back”. ... read more

To Fluoridate or Not To Fluoridate – Is There A Question?

  Today was a pretty slow day at the office, so I spent a lot of time surfing the net.  I pulled up the local newspaper’s site and noticed that the Phoenix city council has decided to take up the issue of water fluoridation – and I was worried I wouldn’t have enough to blog about this week. OK, the Libertarian tendencies in me say the government shouldn’t be messing with our water.  But,... read more

Do You Allow Your Children to Make Medical Decisions?

  I had a 14 year old boy come in for an initial consultation.  At his regular dental appointment, his general dentist took an x-ray and noticed that his upper permanent canines seemed to be stuck and recommended he see an orthodontist.  He was very upset about the notion of having braces placed right before he was going to start high school.  In an attempt to calm her son down, his mother assured... read more

What Do You Think? Am I Mom Enough?

Very few decisions made are more important than how you are going to raise your child.  Women spend most of their pregnancy taking exceptional care of themselves, so they can have a healthy baby.  Before the child enters the world, parents begin to discuss how this new addition will be raised.  “Expert opinions” are consulted.  When the baby is born, a plan is in place.  This plan may change with... read more

Cinco de Mayo – My Life Changing Day

Five years ago, my life changed dramatically on Cinco de Mayo and I didn’t even know it.  I was happily practicing orthodontics with my husband in the office we opened together.  We were totally oblivious to what just happened on a go-cart track in San Diego.  A man died.  He was someone we met a couple times, but did not know.  The phone rang to let us know of his untimely passing.  We were... read more

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