How valuable, though, is the friend who can not only empathize, but help us to see that our perspective has been thrown out of whack by focusing only on our problems.
As I get older, I am finding that my comfortable stuckness is becoming uncomfortable at times. It prevents me from solving problems that actually need to be solved. Time is not the luxury that it once was. Procrastination assumes eventual action, but age reminds one that eventuality is no guarantee.
Reading a wide variety of blogs is one of my favorite pasttimes. I have my experience with Medicaid fraud to thank for this; my eyes were opened to how things are not as they seem.
I should talk more about the great benefits of self ligation for orthodontic patients.
Today is the 1st of August.
There are big problems that can be solved and/or prevented by increasing the width of a narrow upper jaw in young children.
Please help us welcome Angela to the Ellis Orthodontics family. Angela is a Lakewood neighbor who is joining Ellis Orthodontics at the front desk in the afternoons. We are excited to have Angela join our team and enable us to continue to provide our patients with top-notch personal service.
There are days I just love my job - before and after.
It is deeply important to me that my patients experience care that exceeds their expectations and puts their anxiety and apprehension to rest.
Ellis Orthodontics is pleased to welcome Kristen to our staff. Kristen has many years of experience in orthodontics and will lend a hand as both Dr. Ellis's chairside assistant and new patient coordinator. Dr. Ellis is thrilled to have such an experienced, friendly person join the Ellis Orthodontics team. Our mission is to provide exceptional orthodontic care to our patients. The hard work of our valued staff make that mission possible.
After 15 years of service at UT Southwestern, I will be ending my faculty appointment at the end of 2017, to dedicate more time to Ellis Orthodontics and to my family. This is an exciting and bittersweet event for me - my years on the faculty have been both challenging and rewarding. The oral surgery faculty is one of the best in the world and I am fortunate to have worked with so many great people. While I expect that there will be an orthodontist replacing me at UT, my patients are welcome to join me at my private office. I will accommodate patient transfers gladly.
For my patients at Ellis Orthodontics, I look forward to continuing the pursuit of orthodontic excellence in 2018 with a refreshed and renewed focus on my private practice. Thank you for your business and for the opportunity to be your orthodontist!
The Ellis family is looking forward to tomorrow's 4th of July celebration in Lakewood. We love our traditions - it all starts tonight when we talk about waking up early and doing the Lakewood fun run. Occasionally that happens, but more often we rack it out of bed, throw on clothes and race over to find a place to sit and watch the parade. For 12 years we have talked about having a float, and I'm sure the topic will come up again tomorrow. For the record, my daughter has been on a float once. So I have moved that off my bucket list. The thing we never miss are the fireworks - we always manage to get our act together by 9pm one way or another!
I hope you all have a great time doing whatever you do to celebrate our great country. Given all the political rancor that is nearly impossible to avoid, we need a day to lay aside our disagreements and recognize that all of us, regardless of political affiliation, are so blessed to live in freedom. May that always be the hallmark of the USA.
Happy 4th of July, friends!
We have been super busy at Ellis Orthodontics this summer creating healthy, beautiful smiles. It has been a lot of fun seeing my cute, braced up patients around the neighborhood, at the pool and in the office. If you have been thinking about improving your smile through orthodontic treatment, summer is a great time to start!