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My First Month as an Associate Dentist

This is a long overdue update! I’ve been working my tail off as a new associate dentist for just over a month. Read about my first month on the job below! Where I Work I am an associate dentist in a DSO-supported de-novo office. The practice is just 5 minutes from my home. I love…

Motivational Interviewing

Today's blog post features my favorite interviewee yet...my younger brother, Jason! Jason is currently studying at Liberty University's Clinical Mental Health Program to become a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC). He is super passionate about counseling, and has the most empathetic heart. Jason's future patients are fortunate to have his expert guidance. ❤️ What…

Dental Dish 2020 Holiday Gift Guide

Cocofloss: My FAVORITE (especially, the coconut scent)! Receive 20% off your first order with code DENTALDISH20.Moon Stain Prevention Teeth Wipes: Reduce surface stains after indulging in holiday coffee/tea/wine. Tooth Fairy Pillows: The best dental aunts/uncles gift tooth fairy pillows!Titans of Dentistry: Titans will undoubtedly get you pumped for life after dental school (there is such…

The Associateship Rollercoaster

Well, here I am! In the midst of a global pandemic, searching for an associate dentist position! 🙃 In all seriousness, my search for an associateship was nothing like I envisioned. For starters, it takes a LONG TIME to be fully licensed and registered. I completed my CDCA board exam on 7/2/2020 and was first eligible to…

Clinic Pearls of Wisdom: Laura Rojas

Today’s post is full of #wednesdywisdom from Dr. Laura Rojas. Laura was my classmate at UMSOD and president of our Special Care Dental Association (SCDA). I was fortunate to work closely with Laura, since we were assigned "sister" General Practices (GP's) within clinic. We even co-therapied patients together! Laura has an extraordinary soothing influence on…

Clinic Pearls of Wisdom: Kathy Ong

Today’s post is full of #wednesdywisdom from Dr. Kathy Ong. Kathy was my classmate at UMSOD and has a heart of gold. 💛 Now a resident with Christiana Care Health System in Wilmington, DE, Kathy was the recipient of the 2020 Student Leadership Award presented by the Delta Dental Community Care Foundation. The honor recognizes…