Get to Know Suzanne, Our Administrative Assistant
Suzanne has been with our team since 2012. She is the friendly voice you will hear when you call our office. If you have any questions about your appointments, insurance or payment plans, Suzanne is your gal.
A Michigan native, she has lived in Southern California for 18 years. While she enjoys visiting the snow, she’d much prefer long walks on ...
Get to Know Brittany, One of our Hygienists
Brittany, one of our hygienists, has been with our team since January 2016.
She is our resident motorcycle riding, animal lover with a predilection for adventure. At your next appointment, ask her about her trip to Thailand where she played with elephants, her trip to Mexico and her snowboarding adventures.
Mission Trip to Ensenada Mexico, June 2017
As many of you know, my family and I did a mission trip to Mexico in June. We were part of a 44 person team from our church,
How to Brush and Floss
Toothbrushing techniques have changed over the years. Depending on when you learned to brush, you may or may not be using the most commonly recommended, scientifically studied technique. We hope these videos will help you master brushing and flossing so that your dental health can stay in top shape, which means easier dental appointments! As always, if you have any ...
Team Dovidio in the Tooth Fairy 5K Run 2016
This past weekend our whole staff, Team Dovidio, participated in the Tooth Fairy 5K Run benefitting the Free Clinic of Simi Valley.
While we aren't avid runners, we all love our community and wanted to support this worthy cause.
We hope you'll join us next year!
Dry Mouth Relief | XlyiMelts | Product Review
As you can imagine, I am always hearing about new dental products that are touted as the latest and greatest for solving common dental problems. Usually, those products don't live up to the hype. But, from time to time, a new dental product comes across my desk that is actually worthwhile. So, I thought I'd share a product that ...
Assimilating Back into American Culture
The past week has been more difficult than I expected it to be. Both Bonnie and I have seemed to struggle with resuming life as usual. We’re not sure life will ever be the same after what we’ve seen.
We notice how much we (us Americans) are distracted by “things” and not focused on people or our relationships with them. We ...
On the Road Again…
Sunday March 7th
At 6:30 am this morning, we headed back to Kampala. This is a 5 hour drive. Oy! The hotel packed us boxed breakfast which included a hardboiled egg, a slice of watermelon, a juice box, a dry doughnut and small sandwich with a “mystery” spread inside, an orange, a banana, and a slice of cake (similar to a ...
The Nile…It Ain’t Just a River in Egypt
I’d like to start off by thanking all of you who have commented on my blogs. I appreciate the compliments about my writing, however, I have noticed many typos and grammatical errors. I typed most of them late at night, so my editing skills weren’t very sharp. Thanks for liking the posts anyway!
March 4, 2010 (new photos just added….click on ...
Officially the Last Day in the Bush
March 3, 2010
Today, the ladies of the group (including myself) left at 7:30 am for Bethany Village where we were scheduled to do dental work on the orphans. We took the 30 minute boat ride across Lake Victoria and we were concerned that it would rain on us. This time, the boat didn’t have a tarp covering us and the ...
Idi Amin’s indirect influence as a torturous dictator
Monday March 1, 2010 and Tuesday March 2, 2010
Today we took a 4 hour drive northwest to Mmubende to visit more villages. Bonnie arranged to stay back and go back to the baby house and then spent the night with Christine Atherstone, a missionary we know who lives here.
The ride to Rakai was scary at times due to the constant ...
Today we went to Gaba Community Church for services. It was just as you would imagine an African church service to be – a long joyful worship celebration. We look like total stiffs compared to them. It was really fun to watch and to let loose and participate.
Pastor Peter spoke about God’s sovereignty and it was really powerful. The ...
Straddling the Equator
This morning we took a 2 ½ hour drive to Rakai which is southwest of Kampala along Lake Victoria.
Lake Victoria is the 2nd largest freshwater lake in the world. The first being Lake Superior. Lake Victoria is beautiful but the waters are murky. But that doesn’t stop fisherman from catching Tilapia out of it. Lake Victoria is also where ...
A Fish Out Of Water
A Fish Out Of Water
Today I went to Wentz Medical Clinic for the day to do dentistry in their “clinic”. I use that term loosely because there is one room with a dental chair and very few dental instruments. There is no dental assistant. Thank God, Dr. Ken, one of the part-time dentists there was there to help me. Bonnie ...
An Overwhelming Day
Wow, I don’t even know if I’d know how to put today into words. Let me start off by saying that after a team meeting and briefing, we were taken on a tour of a few of ARM’s projects in the city of Kampala.
Our first stop was the “baby house”. This ministry called Loving Hearts Babies House takes in ...
Everything has gone smoothly so far. It was very cold in London but we managed knowing that we would soon be on the equator!
All of the African people we met on our 8 ½ hour flight to Entebbe airport were lovely! We met a man named Ceasar who had been on a business trip to Spain and was returning home ...
On Our Way to London!
The Lord had said to Abram, “Leave your country, your people and your father’s household and go to the land I will show you.”
Bonnie and I arrived to LAX’s Tom Bradley International Terminal around 4:00 pm. After a teary curbside good-bye with my boys and our husbands, we made our way into the terminal to weave through the maze ...
Dental Mission Trip, Uganda, Africa, 2010
Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. James 1:27
Here are the highlights from our trip to Uganda. Yes, the photos were taken by me and our team. No stock photos were used! Turn up your volume ...