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
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!
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
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?
If anyone had a blueprint for what exactly any dental school was looking for, you wouldn’t be reading posts like this on the internet, would you? The answer to this question is complex. While I do not know the ‘real answer’, I can share an idea of what schools expect, based on the students I… Continue reading What are dental schools looking for?
It took me years to learn what career advocacy meant. As an immigrant, I spent the first several years in America, trying to ‘fit in’. I was quiet, often taking criticism personally, and afraid of sharing my gifts with others. I was reluctant at the thought of expanding my comfort zone. What does advocacy mean… Continue reading Self-advocacy
It’s that time of the year again, when we begin to wonder how the year has passed us by and we ask ourselves if we have accomplished anything at all. It’s so easy to be hard on yourself when perhaps the 1-2 major goals you had at the beginning of the year don’t seem to… Continue reading Wins of 2021
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?
When colleagues found out I was moving to San Francisco from Seattle, many heavily discouraged me from doing so. ‘Why are you moving to one of the most expensive cities in the world?’ ‘San Francisco is saturated for dentistry; you will be paid less, asked to do hygiene, and that, coupled with high rents, will… Continue reading Moving during the pandemic
I initially met Jessica via the Creative Collective, a support group for women in health care. The group meets monthly, where we share our joys and struggles, side hustles and dreams. This inner circle of women has been fundamental to my growth over the past year alone. It is because of this group, that I… Continue reading Being unapologetically YOU with Dr. Jessica Metcalfe