The phrase “my smile is powerful” relates back to the things I’ve been saying in my lectures for years. The smile—the lips and the teeth—are the #1 body language communicator. In fact, statistics show that when people first meet, 50% of people look at the other person’s eyes first, and the other 50% look at and notice the smile and teeth first. A thousand words can be communicated in an instant with a smile. It’s a fabulous communicator! It radiates the inner feeling and soul of the other person, and it enables them to communicate beyond what words can or it accentuates words in an instant. It is so powerful.
One of the most important things that being an American gives me is freedom. Having grown up in, then subsequently left the FLDS society, which was very oppressive and ultra-conservative, freedom is a big deal to me. However, I have a strong belief that freedom must be balanced with responsibility. The more in-balance they are, the more they work together for the good.
Something many people might not know about Dave is that he’s also a gifted writer and poet. In fact, at his 25th anniversary celebration he shared a poem he wrote about his time and experiences here at Ultradent that I immediately knew I wanted to share with the rest of the company.
Going into 2018, not only will we be celebrating Ultradent’s 40th anniversary, but we’ve got some other fun surprises for both our employees and our customers in the U.S. and abroad to look forward to!
I feel grateful that we live in the country we do. Here, we have the freedom to disagree without fear of legal repercussion-- making lively, spirited discussion, and ultimately, progress, possible…
Overall, the meeting was a great success. It was such a pleasure to see our colleagues, who joined us from Myanmar, Brunei, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Singapore, India, and beyond! I’m already looking forward to my next trip to the East and am grateful for the education, hospitality, and wonderful friendships and relationships Ultradent has fostered over the years with our many colleagues there.