Music on Memory Lane

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 “It feels like a new beginning!” Sheri grins, showing off her terrific smile. She’s not talking about her dental work – she’s referring to her new occupation. Sheri and her husband, video DJ Jeff Sherer, bring fun to senior centers and nursing homes. Jeff serves as the DJ and Sheri is the dancer. Together, they…

Coaching for Wellness

“With all the technology we have today, people actually get disconnected,” Suzanne explains. “It’s a blessing and a curse.  I’m using technology to reverse that.” I’ve known Suzanne for about twenty-five years. She’s a high-energy mother of three who teaches full time. When she was doing her doctorate, she taught me the differences between auditory,…

Paint and Punchlines

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“I’m new to stand up, so I haven’t completely decided which direction to take with my material,” Vivian tells me as I scroll through pictures of her children and grandchildren on her phone. I’ve known Vivian for close to twenty years, watched her five amazing kids grow up in my practice, and I can tell…

Your Smile Tells Your Story

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My household has a tendency to attract a variety of guests and strangers. Whether they are friends of one of the kids or visitors just passing through, there is often an incongruous group of diners around our table. In response to this, we’ve developed the habit of doing “ice breakers” to help our guests to…

The Next Generation of Doing Good

Many of my patients are parents of young adults and teens. Through the years, parents have shared their stories and concerns with me, and despite the variety in culture and background represented in my patient population, parents have certain concerns in common across the board. They worry that the emphasis on instant gratification in society,…

A Dentist Hoping for Lollipop Moments

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As I celebrate the start of my twenty-fifth year practicing dentistry in Rockland County, there’s a lot to look back on and be grateful for. I find myself wondering what I hope to see as I look back, and what I want to continue doing as I move forward.  The answer I come up with…