Posts Tagged ‘ Excellence ’

Our Golden Rule

  It’s easy to imagine the discomfort of walking into a new healthcare provider’s office. You may have a referral. You may be walking in blindly, trusting you receive the proper care you think you need. You’re afraid because you don’t know what to expect. You’re apprehensive because it’s an unfamiliar environment. Perhaps you have […]

What Firefighting Taught Me About Integrity

Before I was a surgeon, I was a firefighter. I learned many things from my first profession, including how to change the oil on a fire engine!  But one of the most important lessons that I still carry with me today and use daily as a surgeon concerns the relationship between personal integrity and patient […]

Women and Leadership

I was recently selected to become a member of the Oregon Dental Association Leadership Academy. As a participant of this group, I am learning how to become a more effective leader at both the community and state level. Here is my interview for the April 2018 Membership Matters, a publication for the Oregon Dental Association, […]

What Makes an Expert Dental Implant Surgeon?

  It seems everyone these days is calling themselves an expert at dental implant surgery. Some dentists take a short course in order to learn how to place dental implants in a few months (or weeks) of training. Others learn how to place dental implants during a specialty training program yet do not have hospital […]

Compassion In Surgical Care

    Compassion in surgical care is a slogan that is thrown around a lot these days on the internet. What makes compassion in surgical care so important? And what is compassion, exactly? Is it even important for a surgeon and her staff to have this quality? Other words for compassion include love, concern, sensitivity, […]