Lessons of time

This is just a quick note to let you know how much I enjoyed the "Pearls of Wisdom" by Candace Beecher, RDEF, in the February 2000 issue. I, too, began practice as a mere infant; in my case, it was in 1956. She is absolutely right that the most important rule is to never work full-time. The only time I approached "burnout" was when I broke that rule. The rest of her rules are well thought out, and, as I read them, I could think of instances where I learned them the hard way.

May 1st, 2000

Dear RDH:

This is just a quick note to let you know how much I enjoyed the "Pearls of Wisdom" by Candace Beecher, RDEF, in the February 2000 issue. I, too, began practice as a mere infant; in my case, it was in 1956. She is absolutely right that the most important rule is to never work full-time. The only time I approached "burnout" was when I broke that rule. The rest of her rules are well thought out, and, as I read them, I could think of instances where I learned them the hard way.

About one-third of my graduating class is still practicing and, in my neighborhood, a hygienist is practicing who graduated about 10 years before I did!

Sandra Kravitz, RDH, BS

Pacific Palisades, California

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