At the Intersection of Faith and Career

As a Dental Hygienist, I have a certain amount of ease in the art of conversation. Conversation often comes easy to me. However, I am no stranger to the tougher nuts to crack - those patients that no one can find a common ground with or a conversation starter. Despite many attempts at conversation sparks,…

When life hands you Quarantine…you make surgical caps?

In the middle of March, my mother (also a Dental Hygienist) and I were considered "nonessential" and our services as Dental Hygienists were deemed "elective." There were many blessings of quarantine like spending more time with my husband and children, finally having time to organize and purge our home, and beginning a virtual Bible study…

Compassion Counts: Being a Dental Hygienist during COVID-19

I am a Dental Hygienist. I’ve been back in my Op since May.  I've spent the last two months working in the #1-Rated most dangerous profession to work in during this COVID-19 pandemic (according to this article) and I’ve got some stuff on my heart. I am aware that there has always been divisions, varying…

The Unexpected Blessings of Quarantine

I've been meaning to document our time in quarantine but the last few months, as one can expect, have been a whirlwind. As everyone is familiar with now, the COVID-19 pandemic forced our family, and many others, into quarantine for a couple of months. In the middle of March, my services as a Dental Hygienist…