Month: May 2018

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Graves Disease
Thyroid Eye Disease

Things I’ve Learned About Graves Disease

I think one of the most frustrating things about Graves, is that our lab results hardly ever match the way we feel. We’ve all had our doctor tell us that everything is ‘within normal range’ when, of course we’re feeling anything but normal. I think this was my first clue that Graves wasn’t only affecting […]

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Dental Office Life

My Two Least Favorite Patient Release Scenarios

I’m sure every dental office has a set system in place for releasing patients. I currently manage a small office, and am the only person at our front desk. Even though we’re small, we still have our busy days with full schedules and double Hygiene going. My system is pretty simple though. I ask everyone […]

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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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