A “traveling dentist.”
That is the answer to the riddle: “Who is the perfect spouse for a Major League Baseball player?”
Tommy Layne (an aspiring baseball star) met his wife Meghan Wagstaff (an aspiring dentist) while she was on a date with someone else. Even though they both shared an attraction, they parted ways in order to accomplish their dreams.
Absence makes the heart grow fonder, it would seem. After reconnecting via Facebook and dating for six years, they married.
Layne is a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox and Meghan is a practicing dentist licensed in four states to allow them to spend time together, according to a Boston Globe story. Both have demanding careers and know how to make their marriage work.
Meghan, 29, earned her license in Illinois, North Carolina, Missouri, and Massachusetts where she fills in for dentists on maternity leave or vacation, or for corporate offices in need of help. Full-time positions have been offered but that will come later in her career.
“It keeps my mind busy and, honestly, for both of us our emphasis isn’t solely on baseball,” Meghan added. “I’m supportive of him and he has been supportive of me. Some of my career has been on hold but it won’t always be like that.”
“At the end of the day, I get home and she has her own thing going on. She’s not asking what happened in the game. I can check out from the field and enjoy some family time. It’s great,” Layne told the newspaper. “She’s like a traveling dentist.”
To read the full story visit: http://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/2015/03/16/red-sox-pitcher-tommy-layne-has-one-more-unique-marriages-sport/dKoeapR4KDkIBV1YIbIAuN/story.html
A new website, www.YourSmileBecomesYou.com, is part of an initiative by The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) to help educate consumers about cosmetic dentistry, encourage them to improve their smiles and raise awareness of the importance of seeking out an AACD accredited dentist for treatment, according to Dental Tribune America.
A few highlights of the website:
- What Does Your Smile Say About You? – A personalized smile analysis tool that uses Facebook to determine what your smile says about your personality.
- A Share Your Smile gallery – A photo gallery where users can upload their smile personality and view the personalities of other users that have also used the analyzer.
- “Your Smile IQ” Quiz – A step-by-step quiz to help consumers determine the procedures that could improve their smiles.
- Explore Cosmetic Procedures – An educational section with consumer-friendly videos showcasing cosmetic dentistry procedures available to patients, such as bonding, veneers and whitening.
For the full story: http://www.dental-tribune.com/articles/news/usa/18356_aacd_launches_your_smile_becomes_you_website.html
Get a patient release form. Keep it short and to the point.
Fred Joyal offers these two tips, among others, in a recent post on goaskfred.com. The author of Everything is Marketing: The Ultimate Strategy for Dental Practice Growth, explains the appeal of well-produced video testimonials from patients.
“They are credible because they are real, spoken endorsements of your practice experience. They are versatile because you can use them in so many places: your website, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, your Yelp and your Google+ page, and in email marketing to new and existing patients. That’s a lot of exposure,” says Joyal.
Rather than claim videos are easy to produce and then leave dentists to their own devices, he walks practitioners through nine common foibles and steps to avoid them.
Read his suggestions at: http://goaskfred.com/how-not-to-do-patient-videos/