The start of the year has been busy, as it has been for many of you. January is usually for goal setting and vision boarding. Many of us get back to practice at full swing having taken off a few weeks off for Christmas and New Years. It was the same in my household. After… Continue reading 2024 updates
After what seems like a whirlwind of a year, I graduated from the prestigious and highly competitive ADA IDL (Institute for Diversity in Leadership) Program in December. I am going to put down my thoughts on the experience I’ve had before other things come along and I forget! Memory can be fickle. Writing things down… Continue reading ADA Institute for Diversity in Leadership
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
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!
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
I’ve blogged previously about the differences between mentors, coaches and sponsors, and also about why we all need coaches at different stages of our lives. This blog post is about how to go about finding a coach. I am breaking the process into 5 steps to keep it concise. You need to know what you… Continue reading How do you find a coach?
I began writing when I was only 12 years old; just short stories and some really embarrassing poetry. The goal for writing at the time was to be published in the most important magazine of the 90’s. In the Middle East, for a third culture kid like myself, Young Times was the epitome of ‘cool’.… Continue reading Writing and career advancement
The Wall Street Journal put out an interesting podcast episode on the Journal last week. It was about why many American’s are quitting their jobs. The results were not surprising, and frankly, all too relatable. All of us have friends who quit their jobs this year, and we all know others who want to. Some… Continue reading A perfect job