DON’T LET YOUR DENTIST FOOL YOU!!!! As many of my blog readers know, I’ve had some pretty terrible experiences with my teeth. From my early years, I dreaded visiting the otherwise lovely Dr. Edvalson from church because I knew the visit would end up in bad news, pain, and unhappy parents who couldn’t afford the […]

Random thoughts on my last afternoon of freedom…

Yesterday I started my orientation with UofM Medical Center. Yesterday was a full day of patient safety, corporate culture, medication error reporting, HIPAA and JCAHO regulations, customer service videos, and all the other junk you’re required to review upon hire at a hospital. This morning was a little better…ID badges, benefits, retirement, and parking. They […]


One caramel Nips candy that I broke my tooth on: about 3 centsRoot canal and gold crown to repair molar #16: $965Knowing that I’m supporting the career of a local dentist? Priceless. Barf! Even with dental insurance, I will have to pay almost $1000 for one tooth. And that doesn’t include the 4 other crowns […]