Posts Tagged ‘ female surgeon ’

Do I Really Need My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

As a surgeon, I am commonly asked by my patients and their families “Do I really need to have my wisdom teeth removed?” Everyone is hoping that my answer will be “No, of course not! Who gave you that crazy idea?!” If only it were so simple. How I decide whether you need to have your […]

It Takes A Team

Since 2007, I have been voted by Portland Monthly Magazine as a TopDentist in the speciality of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. The magazine sends out a survey to my peer group each year asking, “If you or your family member needed oral and maxillofacial surgery, who would you go to?”  Voting clinicians are asked to […]

How Adversity Has Made Me A Better Surgeon

  If you asked me what my favorite thing to do is, I would have to answer: “Operate!” Maybe that sounds weird to you, but I truly love what I do. I feel incredibly blessed to get to remove disease that causes pain and suffering and put things right for my patients. It is deeply […]

Women, Water and Healthy Communities

  Clean drinking water is of primary importance for the health and prosperity of all communities. It is a precious resource which not only supports life but also leads to freedom for women, especially in developing nations. My eyes were open to this fact while providing oral surgical care in Sub-Saharen Africa several years ago. […]