When I had my roof done, I hired a contractor who built many homes, though he wasn’t a specialist in roofing. He went through the steps and completed the project, I paid him, and he went on his way.
Come to find out later, the roof leaked.
I was frustrated. I hired someone for a specific service, trusting that they would be able to deliver, and I was let down. The contractor came back a few times, but he was never able to resolve the leaky roof. Mold began growing inside the house to the extent that we had to replace sheet rock. You’d think a contractor would know how to build a roof, but he just … CONTINUE READING
When I was in dental school in Illinois, I chose to be one of the few students to specialize in pediatric dentistry. Afterwards, I practiced for two years before going to orthodontics school. Early in my practice, I noticed two groups of people who were being underserved: children and adults who’d never had orthodontic care.
I thought, “I want to help show these two groups of people the confidence orthodontic treatment can give them.” I knew it … CONTINUE READING
The Importance of Spring Cleaning Your Utility Room
Many people find themselves thinking about their appearance this time of year. How do I update my wardrobe to stay current with the trends? Which diet should I try? How do I look my best?Recently, a mother came into my office with her appearance in mind. I had treated her children years earlier and hadn’t seen her since. Now she’s in her 60s and making health a priority. By taking simple steps like exercising every day and skipping a glass of wine in the … CONTINUE READING
Happy holidays! I can hardly believe Thanksgiving is over and we’re already decorating the Christmas tree.Around the holidays, everyone at our office gets pretty excited to take part in a number of traditions, and we thought it would be fun to share some of those with you. Here are a few ways our team members celebrate at home. Maybe you’ll get some ideas of your …CONTINUE READING
You don’t often hear sophomores in high school saying their dream job is to be an orthodontist, but at that age, I knew that was what I wanted to do. I enjoyed working with my hands and studying science, so it seemed like a good fit.Yet it took me a lot more life experience, and 16 years of being an orthodontist, to fully appreciate what we …CONTINUE READING