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
This is a departure from the usual dentistry focused articles you typically see on here! Come back another day for the usual content. Today, it is time for Gilmore Girls. Yes, it is Fall and along with a PSL, pumpkin carving and sweet treats, it is time for a Gilmore Girls rerun. First things first. … Continue reading Gilmore Girls
Ode to Dr. Raymond Scott I started residency at Alameda Health Systems in June 2022. At the time, I knew we were going to have an endodontist teach us. However, I hadn’t the faintest clue who it was going to be. One of my co residents has heard that it was going to be Dr.… Continue reading How to be a great mentor
October is a month for gratitude. I didn’t know that. Technically, gratitude should be experienced daily, right? In any case, I was thinking about gratitude this morning and decided to write about it. Here are 5 things I’m truly grateful for in my career as a dentist. Moving to the United States To be fair,… Continue reading Professional gratitude
Here are 5 predictions for the future of dentistry in the States. I’ll be specific to this country that has become my adopted home. It’s what I know and have spent most of my professional life practicing in. I am grateful for the opportunities that have been provided to me here, in the form of… Continue reading Predictions for the future of dentistry
Hello! It’s been months since I uploaded my last blog. Why? It’s been busy and I’ve been playing hard to just catch up. And breathe. One of the biggest benefits of blogging is to the blogger themselves. We get a chance to reflect on past experiences and gain new wisdom. This leads us to blog… Continue reading Dental Nachos Super Dentist Boost Camp 2023
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!