For over 30 years I have lived and breathed Integrative Health Care from the Dental Lens.
I might be considered a bit of a fish out of water, given that my educational background is in Nursing.
You see, I "Married" Dentistry. What I didn't realize is that I would become an expert in running a practice and developing original strategies to grow and develop an out of zip code drawing "Airway Dental" practice! It happened quite by accident as I jumped down the rabbit hole of my own healing. Everything I learned was applied to babies, then children, then adults. Systems and screenings were created and implemented, marketing accomplished, education stream-lined and patients were over coming huge health obstacles. Community was built, hearts were opened, healing begun and the practice net tripled in a three year period.
The most valuable and well-respected piece that emerged from the development of the Infant practice was creating a place where babies are evaluated "functionally" and achievable outcomes created to drive an optimal oral function result. All infants are under the care of an IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant), are prepared for potential release and regulated related to their Autonomic Nervous System prior to the decision to do any type of Functional Laser Frenectomy. This high standard of practice is one of the very first integrative Infant Frenectomy Clinics in the United States. Staying in the integrity of honoring these Dyads (Infant and Mother) as well as the family unit creates trust that no amount of marketing can buy. Marketing, staff scripts, all office communication, Office ergonomics, Peri-Operative care (procedure preparation, Intra-operative care and post-op recovery / Habilitation) are all necessary for success and achieving a practice of integrity. My passion is teaching this aspect of Functional Airway and Anticipatory Growth / Facial Guidance Practice.
I spent years in Dental Continuing Education courses, sitting in the class making lists of supplies, listening to the procedures, creating training for the staff, scripts for patient education, setting fees, MSDS sheets for OSHA, and the ergonomics for the chairside implementation of the new technique. My Anatomy and Physiology background coupled with my experience in Oncology, Gastroenterology and Industrial Toxicology placed me in a unique situation to write Detox and Nutritional Support protocols in the Holistic and Integrative Dentistry segment. It came naturally to do the same thing when going through Functional Ortho Residencies. Organization, Vision and Implementation of Strategies is my "Zone of Genius". My other Genius is helping Doctors and Dentists get into alignment regarding who they are as people and who they want to be as practitioners. Helping practitioners 'get congruent' is my superpower. Working with them to create the practice of their dreams, my Zen. The aspects of Practice Creation and Building that Doctors find stressful can be made easy by keeping it all about "you".
Practice Creation: Watch you shine
Practice Design: Help you flow
Marketing: Show up Fully you
Mission: Your higher purpose
Moving Parts: Functional Airway Ortho, Myofunctional Therapy, Integrative Bodywork and Movement.
Connect the dots: Education + Embodiment to improve flow and functional results.
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