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2016: A Charlotte Dentist’s Year in Review

Wow, I just realized that it’s April and that I never published this post about how amazing 2016 was for our Charlotte dental office!  Because it really was a great year in so many ways, and all because we have so many awesome patients. A Terrific Team For our patients who’ve been with us more…

Without Women, Dentistry Would “Grind” to a Halt

Sorry, but I just couldn’t resist the opening pun.  😀  In celebration of International Women’s Day today, though, a quick article is in order.  Kind of like the article I recently wrote, Without Immigrants, Smiles by Payet Dentistry Wouldn’t Exist. Women Account for Over 90% of Dental Workers My apologies for not having done a…

A Day Without Immigrants Would Close Smiles by Payet Dentistry

Today is Thursday, February 16th, and across the United States, many businesses are either closing or restricting hours as a sign of solidarity and a protest against the actions being taken against immigrants by our government.  They’re also a protest against the rising tide of racism and white nationalism that is seen in the news…

Smiles by Payet Dentistry is Growing!

Smiles by Payet Family Dentistry is expanding! It’s been a long time coming, but it’s finally here. I’ll be adding photos and updates here as things progress through demolition and construction. We’re Closed for Labor Day & That Week for Construction Our office will be closed from today, Friday, Sept. 2nd, and reopen with just…

We Do NOT Discriminate

Let me start off by saying that, while I’m not a native North Carolinian, I have lived here for almost 26 years and have deep family roots in the state, as my Mom was born in Lewisville and grew up in Albemarle (most of our extended family still live in the state, too), and my…

Charlotte Dentist Google+ Collections: Like Pinterest but Better

One of my favorite new(er) features on Google+ (yes, I’m still a huge fan of it and you can Circle or Follow us here: Smiles by Payet Dentistry) is Collections.  So what are Collections?  Easy: they’re a way for users to organize their posts by topics.  This means that you can Follow either a Person (everything…

2015: Year in Review for a Charlotte Dentist

Hard to believe, but 2015 really is a wrap!  And what an amazing year it was for our practice, so I’d like to take a few moments and share with you some of what made 2015 such a fabulous year, along with a few challenges we faced and overcome, plus what we’re excited about in…

2015 Halloween Candy Buy Back!

Indeed, it’s once again to start planning for how to get rid of the massive pillowcases, plastic pumpkins, or who knows what else your kids used to collect ridiculous amounts of candy this coming October 31st, 2015, aka HALLOWEEN!  Because as much as I, a dentist who makes a living by fixing peoples’ cavities, love the effects…

Why I Don’t Buy Organic Food

You might be wondering why I’m writing about where I go grocery shopping, right? Good question! The reason is simple: as part of my blogging, I see myself as an educator about science and medicine. As they become increasingly complex, it’s harder for the public to understand what’s important, what’s real, what’s junk, etc. Also,…

Water Fluoridation Does NOT Increase ADHD

Alternately, this post could be titled: There is Good Science, Bad Science, and Plain Ole JUNK Science As a follow-up to my recent study on the incredible safety of fluoride in water and dental products, this is a perfect opportunity to talk about why science journalism, and even some research, can do far more harm…