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“It is refreshing to read about someone and realize that you are not alone battling this world -whether it be work, family, or personal life.” – Dr. Heidi Sottek

It’s The End of the World as We Know It and I Feel Fine

It’s The End of the World as We Know It and I Feel Fine

I’m not a millennial.  I’m Generation X.  My husband and I were joking recently about how our generation was considered lazy and unmotivated by the baby boomers.  They would constantly worry about how the world would ever run “correctly” with those grunge listening,...

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A Step By Step Guide on What Not to Do

A Step By Step Guide on What Not to Do

So, it was time.  After 20 plus years wearing glasses and contacts, I started to have problems.  My eyes started to react to the contact lenses, so I was put on dailies.  Those worked for a while, but they dislodged – a lot.  I hate wearing glasses day to day, so I...

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Why Do I Even Bother?

Why Do I Even Bother?

I wanted to share some thoughts on why I feel like having a women’s only group is relevant in 2018 and why I decided we should have our own meeting.  There have been some grumblings online about our group and our meeting (and me personally) and I think for the most...

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Don’t Make Them Wait!

I am a busy working mom of three.  Trying to get all of the kid’s appointments and activities scheduled is always the number one priority for me.  So, when I looked in my medicine cabinet and realized I only had 15 pairs of daily contacts left, it wasn’t a big...

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Learn About the AAO Consumer Awareness Program Progress

Learn About the AAO Consumer Awareness Program Progress

Last weekend, I spend two days in St. Louis for in person meeting with the Council on Communications.  We spent a lot of time reviewing what we have achieved in the consumer awareness campaign and mapped out the future direction we would like to take.  In the spirit...

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Reflections on the 2018 AAO

I always have such mixed feelings when I return from the annual session.  On one hand, I love the opportunity to reconnect with my friends and colleagues from all across the country and I look forward to those interactions all year.  On the other hand, the meeting is...

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2017 MKS From the Rear View Mirror

2017 MKS From the Rear View Mirror

Today is my first day back at work after the 2017 MKS meeting in Dallas.  The meeting was different for me this year.  Partially due to the fact that I was presenting, but mostly due to the content change that wasn’t intentional by the organizers.  In fact, one of the...

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The Economy Took a Beating and I Learned A Lot…..

The Economy Took a Beating and I Learned A Lot…..

I once saw a comment on Facebook stating that the golden age of dentistry is defined as any of the years prior to you starting to practice orthodontics.  Although I was amused when I read it, I admit that I graduated during those “golden years”.  My dental school...

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