The winds of change in dentistry

By Dr. Stephanie McGann, DMD FAGD, Columnist, The Times Each fall dentists from around our nation gather to attend the Annual Meeting of the American Dental Association.  Most years the meeting centers around improving the quality of our care.  Hundreds of continuing education seminars along with tremendous displays of new products, equipment and techniques keep the average dentist busy for...

A change will do you good

By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times When was the last time you changed your look? I’m not talking about experimenting with a different color lipstick…I mean, REALLY switched things up. I bet the majority of you are scratching your head. A long time, huh? About 10 years ago, it was forced upon me. I went to a new salon for a trim on my shoulder length hair and emerged an hour later...

Don’t Retire, ReFire: The art of moving on

A new year means an opportunity for positive change  By Gail Supplee Tatum, Columnist, The Times As we go through our lives, from even before we can remember, we are faced with trials and tribulations, as well as joy and accomplishments. We are faced with change and choices, from a baby, to cry when our diaper is wet, to an adult, to choose the right people to be around, who will encourage us...

Getting over the hurdle that is mid-life

Embrace change and know it gets better By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times I just celebrated a birthday with a “5” on the end. I don’t like them as much, to be honest. Now I have to say that I’m in my “MID­thirties” and that just doesn’t sound as good as “early 30’s”. (Oh shush. It’s MY article. If I want to let people think I’m 35, that is my choice. It’s called...

For New Year’s, reflect on the past and look forward

Resolutions should be small and attainable By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times I love the start of the new year for the opportunity to reflect on the past and the chance to enhance the future with positive, behavioral changes. However, in order to be successful, I believe it is important to keep resolutions small and attainable. Life is hard enough without feeling like a failure because...

The lesson of taking tough, but good advice

Be thankful for someone who tells you what you need to hear, not what you want to hear By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times I have had long hair for a long time. So, when Sienna Miller cut hers into this adorable MUST HAVE style of 2015, I became obsessed with the idea of “the chop.” *author side note: when I fixate on something like this, it is not good for anyone around me. I will...

Mastering the art of resilience

We can learn to treat change as a gift instead of a setback By Matthew Lapp, MS, D, Columnist, The Times Each day we encounter new challenges and opportunities, and have the ability to make new discoveries about ourselves and the world we live in.  More and more often, people are finding both their personal and professional lives in a state of flux.  The truth is, we can never be absolutely...