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I got to speak with some aligner legends...

Hey Friends, I got to speak with some aligner legends over the last 2 weeks - docs who collectively have done THOUSANDS of cases... and when I asked them what their message would be to dentists who have not dived into aligners yet they all said the same thing... What are you waiting for?!" These conversations were really fun to have because I got to pick their brains about how they educate their docs but we got to go deeper. I got to hear their stories and journeys about how they got into...

12 days ago • 5 min read

Hey Friends, This week was awesome!​My birthday was on Monday and I was informed that I won Dr. Bicuspid's the Cuspies 2024 Dentist Influencer of The Year!Check out the other winners here! 2024 Cuspies Winners This was really cool and humbling at the same time because I originally started posting on social media to share my authentic journey in dentistry. This evolved over time to me creating my own brand - but I wanted to be the person that a previous version of me needed to see on social...

19 days ago • 5 min read

Hey Friends, So as you know Smile Direct Club has shut down and a bunch of dentists have started to run ads to try to get a piece of this juicy aligner pie. They are letting patients know that they can come see them if they were left stranded by SDC. This is smart - and if you aren't doing it you should. If your next thought was "damn but I don't really know how to do it..." Then you should NOT be advertising your practice as a place for people to get help with aligners. Only docs who are...

about 1 month ago • 5 min read

Hey Friends, Have you given up on your new years resolution yet? If so - you aren't alone lol I made the classic mistake of taking on too many new goals and habits and already ditched half of them. I am totally fine with it because I feel like the goals I have now are just a few and I can really focus on them. In addition to new years goals you may have started to map out where you want to invest your 2024 CE money this year and I wanted to bring to light an alarming issue that nobody...

about 1 month ago • 5 min read

Hey Friends, Sorry for not sending out a Clear Insights newsletter in the last few weeks – I've been spending time with family, celebrating different things. We had our baby shower in Jacksonville last week, and it was great to see close family and friends before our little bundle of joy arrives. Now, we're up in NY, staying at my sister-in-law's place. Connecting with them is wonderful because we get to be ourselves through and through with them and their kids. Fun fact – during COVID, we...

about 2 months ago • 4 min read

Hey Friends, What a ride this week has been! 🚀 The major highlight? Drumroll, please... my brand-spankin' new desk setup. As much as I had a nostalgia trip with the old one, this upgrade's got me all kinds of pumped. Here's to new beginnings and more ergonomic joy! Now, let's talk webinars. Dr. Sonia Chopra and I teamed up for a knowledge-packed session, and guess what? Over 1000 awesome folks signed up! 🙌 If you missed the action, fear not. You can catch the replay right here. Trust me;...

2 months ago • 3 min read

Hey Friends, Another week, another rollercoaster! 🦷✨ Got into some deep talks with fellow powerhouses, and let me tell you, connecting with dentists on a mission is always a vibe. Zoomed with the fantastic Dr. Sonia Chopra, prepping for a webinar on Dec 7th. It's not your usual snoozefest. This one's a dental jam session. Secure your spot here: Webinar Registration​ Switching gears, hung out (virtually, of course) with Shawn Zajas from Zana Dental. Dude's got some tricks up his sleeve for...

3 months ago • 4 min read

What a week, friends! Neha and I just marked our 4-year wedding anniversary – can't believe it's been that long, and yet every year feels like a new adventure. To celebrate, I put on my amateur chef hat and whipped up a 3-course meal from scratch. Let me tell you, the kitchen saw some serious action! We've also been on this house setup mission, tackling the garage like it's a quest in a video game. It's amazing how decluttering can make you feel like you've won at adulting. Now, let's talk...

3 months ago • 3 min read

Hey Friends, Hope you had a good week! We are still in the process of moving (this crap takes forever!!!) Neha left for her board meeting on Tuesday so it's been Simba and I for the past few days. I have been juggling tending to the online business while trying to setup the house - I think things are coming along nicely. If you follow me on instagram I have been posting the various house projects that I have been working on via my stories. If that remotely interests you or you want to see me...

3 months ago • 3 min read

Hey Friends, Neha and I have officially moved! Today is day 3 in the new home - we moved out of a high rise apartment and are now renting a home about 15 minutes outside of downtown Austin. This is quite a big change for me and I haven't had a chance to process the move at all because the last 3-4 days have been a whirlwind of packing - shuttling packed goods over to the new place - unpacking (on repeat...) So we did the move in phases because we wanted to minimize the chaos that ensues...

4 months ago • 4 min read
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