Through my work in the New Dentist Business Club, over the past 3 years, I have had the opportunity to meet many first time and veteran practice owners. 99% of them talk about the same problems. It’s bad enough that the above problems exist, but what makes it worse is, things are not getting any… Continue reading Why SamsoSmile
It was about a year after dental school that I realized how much I enjoyed business. I felt drawn to leadership roles and teaching when it involved the business side of dentistry. Students who had questions about their career options after school, were my favorite kind of mentees! It was in June of 2021 that… Continue reading One year in tech
What’s it like building a tech product for dentists? Fun, exciting, scary, or the biggest learning adventure you will be on? The answer: all of the above. Working on SamsoSmile has been one of the hardest yet most joyful things I’ve done in my professional career. The learning curve has been steep and I am… Continue reading SamsoSmile: learning everyday!
I joined the General Practice Residency program at Highland Hospital, Oakland in June of this year. We are slowly approaching the 6 month mark! While I can definitely say that I am excited to be closer to the finish line, I am also saddened because I know how much I will miss this place, once… Continue reading What is a General Practice Residency?
I was recently inducted as a Fellow in the American College of Dentists. At the annual ceremony, held in Houston, standing next to people who have 15, 20 or 30 years of work experience after dental school, I felt a little out of place. After all, at the time, I was only 4 years into… Continue reading Why I went back for a GPR
Back in 2018, when I was just a fresh graduate, I had no plans of starting a practice, founding a 100 member+ national Study Club or applying for awards. I was yet to be involved in organized dentistry and write for the ADA New Dentist Now blog. I had not yet started my website or… Continue reading You CAN sit with us!
As I look back over the last decade of my life and observe many personal and professional pains and wins, I wish to share what I’ve learned with other people, especially mentees. Not everyone wants or needs this advice. Most don’t even consider the idea that they may be making a bad decision that will… Continue reading Lessons for someone in their 20s
Here are a few things you’ve always known yet been too afraid to implement. In this short blog post you will find the need to diversify your income, and how you can start the process for yourself THIS WEEK. Yes, this week. The Why The most important lesson I learned during the pandemic was to… Continue reading Diversifying your income
Why becoming a mentor is just as important, and even more so, than being mentored.
I recently re-read Sheryl Sandberg’s first book, ‘Lean In’ and found that it resonated with me just as much in 2022 then it had in 2015, when I last read it. For those of you haven’t read it yet, you are missing out on a wonderful and quick read. I was able to finish the… Continue reading Leaning In with Sheryl Sandberg
About 6 months ago, I started figure skating again. This was after a gap of nearly 15 years. I never intended for the gap to be that long, but life got in the way, and I kept delaying going back to the rink. The truth is, I always had an excuse. ‘Work, the rink being… Continue reading Why we give up