When I was born, my family had to leave our home in rural Nebraska because we didn’t have the funds for a dentist.
Our family then moved to Washington, D.C., where I was six years old.
We were in the suburbs, where we lived next door to a local dental office, where my father worked as a dentist and my mother was a dentist.
At the time, we didn’ have dental insurance.
I was a little girl.
We’d get a visit from the dentist every few months.
After the visit, I’d have to go home and be given my gum and fillings.
I’d get them at the dentist’s office, but I didn’t get a lot of dental care at that time.
In the late 1980s, I started to get a bit frustrated with the process, especially since there were so many different types of tooth decay.
So, I thought, Why not try my hand at dentistry?
I got my first fillings, and then I got a second.
I did a lot more filling and scraping, which was a lot less painful.
And I think that, overall, I learned a lot about my own teeth, which is what I really enjoy about the business.
My parents were very strict about it, but they were also supportive of me.
I’m grateful for that.
It’s been such a long time since I had a dentist that cared about me and my needs.
My dad said, “You’re a lucky woman, because I have to keep doing what I’m doing.”
I think I’m pretty fortunate.
I have no health problems, and I’ve had good dental care for so long that I feel like it’s been my best years.
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