Category: Personal Perspectives

Striving for vs. attaining perfection. Where do you fit in?

Dentistry in one of the few fields of study where what we create, as practitioners, is physical in nature. As a result of that, it’s easy for us to compare the fruits of our labor to photographs found in textbooks or ones referenced on the lecture circuit. All too often we lose sight of the fact that we work in a very unforgiving environment of a human mouth. We try to recreate the ‘Taj Mahal” of crowns in patients who…

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In Sickness and in Health…Till Death Do Us Part – Dr. Pamela Marzban

One of the biggest reasons I became a dentist is because I wanted a career where I could connect with people and help them with their overall well-being.   I never realized the extent of how that would end up impacting my life and how priceless that is to me.  I am a fee for service, sole practitioner that’s been in private practice for over 16 years.  I have seen my pediatric patients grow up, go to college, start careers, get…

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Creating a Culture of Possibility – Libby Gill

The most significant – and often overlooked – element in the workplace today, hope is the critical component that drives success. There’s an old joke… “If you’re leading and nobody’s following, maybe you’re just taking a walk.” So what are those elusive qualities of leadership that create the kind of engaged and collaborative followship that drives high performance? That’s a question that has been discussed and debated by everyone from Alexander the Great to Jack Welch. I believe that there…

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A Night at the Museum by Jennifer Ochman

Where can you see a dental set that cleaned the teeth of royalty, or a massive dental cabinet built specifically for the Centennial Exhibit of 1876? At the National Dental Museum on the grounds of the University of Maryland, Baltimore. On Thursday, June 4, a team from Benco Dental traveled to Baltimore to help host the Lucy Hobbs Project annual celebration. I got to be part of that group and when we weren’t helping, we were checking out the dental…

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American Ninja Dentist – Dr. Desiree Walker

“A great dentist”, “a kind dentist”, “a gentle dentist” – these were the normal, positive phrases that I hoped that my patients would use to describe me. Never did I think that one of the adjectives would be “ninja” and never did I think that many of my patients would refer to me as the “Ninja Dentist”. But I am, at least locally, thanks to the NBC show American Ninja Warrior. This past June, I was a featured athlete on American Ninja…

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