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Teresa Duncan explores the dental business from behind-the-scenes of the industry to tackling management and business issues in the office.

Feb 10, 2021

Edie Gibson is a well-respected hygienist and a personal long-time friend. Although we met while educating about implants one of her personal passions has been to discuss addiction and mental health. I’ve learned over the years that just because someone is quiet and says they’re fine that it may not always be the case. 

At some point you’ll come across someone who needs help. I hope this helps you if you find yourself in similar situations. In the meantime, I’m sending hugs to you. Life can be hard but there is help available. 

Full show notes on the podcast home page!


  • “We as human beings are not built, bred or created to be alone.”
  • “Addiction is the inability to stop - regardless of negative consequences.” 
  • “Thanksgiving through New Years is the prime time when depression kicks in for those who are using and abusing.”
  • “Personal responsibility goes out the window, because their obsession takes over.” 
  • “You can put your human heart on, and say this is a human being, who may need help.” 
  • “Sometimes we want to be the little spoon!” 
  • “It’s okay to not be okay, and it is okay to need help.” 
  • “Know when enough is enough for you.” 
  • “A brief intervention by a healthcare provider has been shown to help people seek treatment more often than not.” 


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