Oh yes, it was bound to happen. 2019 exploded upon us. I am thankful that I am here to talk about it but smirking as I sit and think about last year’s somewhat failed resolutions. There were so many wins and of course, some failed attempts. I follow the adage “you either win or you learn”. 2018 won’t define me. Hanging from my rearview mirror is a placard inscribed with the words…Don’t look back, you are not going that way. So onward and upward. I am sure that I will reflect on 2018 as a learning process but I am ready to walk into the sun, all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed.
I actually love new beginnings. My word for the year is Congruent. I am throwing this out into the universe that I will strive to live a congruent life. That means aligning my work beliefs with my personal ones. As I told my girlfriends at our yearly pre-Christmas soirée, why is that I am promptly at work every day, overly prepared for new work occurrences well in advance and am laser-focused on my professional goals but I just can’t seem to stick to a food plan if my life depended on it or even drink 6 glasses of water a day or lastly walk into the gym every day and stay there long enough to sweat.
So short and sweet…..Congruent. One word with a lot of kick behind it. Here is a new concentration so that I can be all that I want to be. Thanks for being my witnesses. Cheers to 2019.
Dr. Susan Mazzei is a skilled dentist specializing in prosthodontics. A
graduate of Northwestern
University Dental School, she completed a Certification in Prosthodontics before joining
faculty of Northwestern University Dental School as a Clinical Assistant Professor, where she
served for 12 years and became Assistant Professor Emeritus. Dr. Mazzei believes that excellent
oral health begins with education and prevention and is committed to continuing her education.
She is a Certified Functional Medicine Health Coach, a Charter Fellow in the American Academy of
Oral Systemic Health (AAOSH), and has completed the Bale and Doneen Method Preceptorship
Dr. Kelsey Esposito worked in healthcare advertising and communications before realizing that her passions were dentistry and patient care. She holds a BA in Economics and Fine Art from Kalamazoo College, a Premedicine Post-Baccalaureate Certificate from Northwestern University, and a Doctor of Dental Medicine from The University of Illinois in Chicago. She is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), Chicago Dental Society (CDS), Illinois Dental Society (IDS), Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and AAOSH.
Dr. Marco Fajardo is a graduate of Northwestern University Dental School, where he also served as a part-time Assistant Clinical Instructor. He was a member of the University Dental Associates of the University of Chicago too. In 1994, he formed the basis of West Suburban Oral Healthcare with Dr. Mazzei. He is now its Team Leader.
Dr. Ashley Nguyen studied at the University of Buffalo and Midwestern University in Downers Grove, IL (dental school). She is a member of the ADA, CDS, IDS, and other local organizations. She continues her education by attending dental conferences and seminars.