Confessions of a Recovering Dentist
Confessions of a Recovering Dentist
After 10 years in practice, I was so burnt out that I could no longer practice dentistry. This blog shares my experiences to inspire other dentists to find career happiness-- whether in or out of dentistry.
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Confession #3: 10 Reasons Dental School Sucked
As I look back on my journey into dentistry, dental school itself was the launchpad.  As I sat down to write this post, I was surprised to find myself struggling to write about hating dental school. I know I hated a lot about it when I was there.  When I wrote the , I found myself sifting through...  Read More
2020 Reflections: The Year that Brought us Clear Vision
The other day I saw a 2020 hindsight meme. It made me laugh, but of course, now I can’t find the exact meme. Ugh. That is so 2020. It got me thinking, though, which I guess is a good thing. 20/20 is a term used to describe visual acuity or sharpness. To me, that means clarity. I actually thought...  Read More
Hindsight is Always 20/20. It’s amazing how the unknown can make life so confusing. When we have to make the huge life decisions, everything seems so foggy and muddled. But once we get through it, it's all so clear. Why is it so hard to miss the clarity of a situation when it is ours? Looking...  Read More
One of the most common questions I often heard from patients was, “why did you choose to become a dentist?” It always made me smile because the question usually arose from different intentions. Many were simply curious and fascinated to learn how one falls into this career. They just wanted to get...  Read More
Confessions of a Recovering Dentist
Confession #1: my dentaltown profile says I'm a retired dentist, but that's not really true. The truth is, I quit dentistry at 36 years old. That's right. I'm a quitter... and proud of it!  After 9 years in "dentist recovery," it's nice to be able to feel proud of my choices. It took a while to...  Read More
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