Cruisin

How Cruising Changed My Life

In 1994 I booked my very first cruise on the Carnival Mardi Gras. I was 22 years old and traveling with three of my girlfriends. This was an exciting time for me! I was completely single, loving my job as a Dental Assistant, and happy to still be living at home rent free. Of the […]

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Graves Disease

Graves Rage And Other Mood Swings

For most of my life, I think people would have described me as kind, caring and annoyingly cheerful. I’ve been given nicknames like Snow White and Mary Poppins, and I always felt like those were pretty accurate comparisons. But, thanks to graves rage and other mood swings, I know that people’s opinions of me changed. […]

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Dental Office Life

Is There Tension Between Your Hygienists and Assistants?

Is there tension between your Hygienists and Assistants? Even if you haven’t noticed it, it’s probably still there. It’s not the usual situation where sometimes people just don’t get along. There’s something specific between Hygienists and Assistants that just causes a lot of friction. If you’re wondering what it is, I can tell you because […]

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Thyroid Eye Disease

I Have Thyroid Eye Disease

So last June (June 2017) I had my thyroid removed. One doctor told me it would be at least a year before I’d feel normal again. Another said that I might have to get used to a ‘new normal’. Have you heard of this? This ‘new normal’. I’m not a fan. But that’s a story […]

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Dental Office Life

What To Do When Your Boss Hires A Consultant

  So, your boss has decided to hire a Dental Consultant.  He tells you that he just wants to ‘tweek’ a few systems in the office; not sign on for a whole office makeover.  But you know the truth.  Consultants aren’t ‘tweekers’.  Once they get their hands on an office, it’s all or nothing and […]

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Dental Office Life

What To Do When You’re Bored With Your Dental Job

I hate to tell you this but, bored happens.  It doesn’t matter if you love what you do and where you do it, the day to day of any job will only change so much.  And if you work in a dental office then you already know that your choices for growth are pretty limited. […]

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Dental Office Life

How to Switch from Dental Assistant to Dental Front Desk

So you’ve mastered the art of Dental Assisting and now you want to move to the front desk.  Good for you!  Making the switch can be scary but don’t let that stop you.  Here are my tips on moving from back to front without stressing yourself out. Focus on what you do know instead of […]

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I Have Graves Disease
Graves Disease
Thyroid Eye Disease

When I Was Told That I Have Graves Disease

I didn’t know what an autoimmune disease was until I was told that I have Graves Disease.  I didn’t know a body could get so confused that it would start attacking perfectly good organs. A few years ago I was feeling really crummy.  I was sweating a lot.  A LOT.  My heart raced for no […]

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