An interview with an oral surgeon who loves his job

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Imagine having a job that you enjoyed so much that you simply could not wait to wake up and go to it each day. For many, they never find this kind of professional fulfillment are often left wondering what could have been had they taken another route in life. While that is sadly true for many, it is certainly not true for all. Some people find so much fulfillment in their careers that they take every opportunity to discuss it with others.

Dr. Carlos Moretta, DDS, is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon who says he loves his job. It was not an easy path to get there, however. It was a path that took nearly a decade of schooling and a lot of time and energy.

“Time is the biggest check to pay,” he says of his years training for his dream career. “You have to like school and you have to like to be trained, but for many, that’s a sacrifice.”

This sacrifice, however, was worth it to Dr. Moretta, who spends his days doing facial reconstruction on trauma patients or patients who need tumor removal and total facial reconstruction. He also does jaw surgery, helps to re-position jaws for dentures, dental implants and more.

Dr. Moretta has also been lucky to take his specialty to the mission field, where he has been able to perform procedures in other countries for people without the means to pay for that kind of treatment. Tumor removal on other parts of the body like the head or back are procedures Dr. Moretta has personally done.

“It is hands down one of the greatest perks of my field,” he says of doing this mission work.

So what does it take to become an oral and maxillofacial surgeon? According to Dr. Moretta, you have to be the “whole package.” This includes being “good with your hands”, “creative” and able to “think on your toes”. Dr. Moretta also says the most successful oral surgeons have a good demeanor and like talking with patients, but that they must also be skilled at “putting out fires”.

Dr. Moretta also says, however, that this is “delicate work”, and it is. For many, maxillofacial surgery is a term they have never heard of, but for those who undergo maxillofacial surgery, it can be life changing. Some of the most common forms of maxillofacial surgeries are: tumor removal and reconstruction, cosmetic facial surgery, treatment of head and neck cancer, stem cell treatments, cheek or chin augmentation, corrective jaw surgery or even cosmetic injectable treatments. Maxillofacial surgeons are also responsible for fixing cleft palates, bites and facial trauma.

Dr. Moretta feels lucky to wake up each day and realize that he gets to go to work. “There’s variety every day,” he says. “And variety keeps your fresh.”

This honest account of an oral surgeon gives great insight into the hard work and dedication it takes to be an oral surgeon, but also gives great insight into what a rewarding career it can be.

Seamless gutter machines can make your home more beautiful

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Have you ever looked at gutters on a home and noticed how they can make or break the overall look and aesthetic of the building? Unsightly gutters full of leaves and debris can cheapen the look of a home and also give the impression that the home is dirty, old or that the homeowners do not care about the appearance of their home. In a world where curb appeal is so important, home owners must pay attention to these aesthetic issues and do their part to make their homes appear as beautiful as they can. To make this happen, it is important to pay attention to the small details. Things like siding and fresh paint and gutters will do wonders to make a home look updated.

If you are considering selling your house in the near future, you know how crucial it is to make sure that the house not only looks good but has important features that buyers want. Buyers are more likely to pay top dollar for a home that has already had work done to it, that way, they won’t have to spend extra money to do the work themselves in the midst of a stressful move and home buying process.

A good way to invest in both the physical beauty of your home and the practicality and safety of your home, is by ensuring your gutters are made with seamless gutter machines. Seamless gutter machines used by New Tech Machinery are an alternative to the regular, sectional gutters found on many homes. Seamless gutters are made with copper or aluminum generally and are devoid of any kind of unattractive seams or lines. The seams or lines are not only unattractive, but can cause build up or blockage in gutters that allows leaves, sticks or other debris to pile up and perhaps, if the blockage is bad enough, burst the gutter, which is extremely unsightly.

Another great thing about seamless rain gutters made by a gutter machine is that they can be made in virtually any color. This means you can match your home and keep your gutters looking sleek and inconspicuous.

Seamless gutters can also be fit directly to the home to make sure that the visual lines are clean and aesthetically pleasing to the eye. Have you ever seen gutters that are too long, crooked or hanging off of a house? These types of gutters are an unsightly visual and often occur because sectional gutters can become loose and detach from each other.  Sectional gutters are just pieces of gutters that fit together like puzzle pieces, but without the silicone fastening of seamless gutters, they can easily come apart, particularly in inclement weather, high wind or even just general wear and tear.

In order to make sure your home looks nice and aesthetically pleasing, pay extra attention to your gutters and gutter art. It is wonderful when you can find a way to protect your home while also making it look its best. These two things will ensure that you have a home that will serve you and your family well or be desirable to potential buyers.

Top 5 skills you need to work in HVAC Colorado

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One of the fastest growing technical careers is in heating, ventilation and air conditioning, also known by its common acronym, HVAC. In today’s society, people value their comfort, particularly as it relates to their homes or work environments. Being comfortable makes people happier and more productive, which in turn makes them do better work or have more enjoyable home lives. It may also contribute to lower instances of sickness and higher instances of energy and mood-boosting. The HVAC Colorado industry also pays well, with salaried professionals earning forty to forty-five thousand dollars a year. Since the demand for HVAC professionals is so high and the work is so desirable, there is a fair amount of competition to begin a career in the industry. In order to maximize your chances of finding a job that is right for you, here are just a few examples of qualities or skills you will find helpful in order to start a career in heating, ventilation and air conditioning.

  1. You will need some technical HVAC skills: This one should not be a surprise because HVAC repair Colorado is a trade industry. This means you will need some form of schooling or training. Some places will allow you to learn on the job through apprenticeships or internships, but there are also numerous trade schools and courses that will provide you with the technical skills you need rather quickly.
  2. You will need to prefer an active job to a desk job: Though HVAC work is not necessarily strenuous, it could involve quite a bit of strenuous activity from walking to standing for long periods of time and potentially lifting a few heavy items in relation to the systems or units. If you are the kind of person who prefers to be moving than to sit at a desk and stare at a computer screen, you might be a good fit to install Mitsubishi HVAC.
  3. You will need problem solving skills: While it is true that training and on the job experience can provide you with the knowledge you need to deal with tricky HVAC issues, you will occasionally come upon some issues that do not have textbook solutions. This means you will have to take your knowledge and apply it in a way that can problem solve.
  4. You will need a fair amount of patience: HVAC work, particularly when it deals with repairs or problem solving, has the tendency to be tedious. It is, after all, technical work and requires a certain amount of patience to complete. If you are the type who is satisfied to dig into a problem until it is solved, this might be the position for you.
  5. You should want to improve people’s lives: Temperature and comfort are such important factors for human beings. The more comfortable they are, the happier and healthier they are. If you are interested in bettering people’s quality of life, this could be a good position for you.

There are many great reasons to get involved in this fast-growing industry with Zeppelin HVAC and a focus on these traits will ensure it is the right choice for you.

The best strategies for keeping your apartment in Safford clean

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Very few people like to clean. Most find cleaning to be a boring chore and many will put it off for as long as they are able to. When living in an apartment, especially by yourself, it can be hard to find the desire or will to spend a day cleaning. If you have ever procrastinated on cleaning your Thatcher AZ apartment, you know that it can go downhill quickly, making the cleaning process even more involved and stressful. Sometimes, if an apartment has not been cleaned in a while, it can take an entire weekend to clean. If this sounds like you, these tips below will help you find some strategies to clean more regularly and in smaller bursts so that you do not end up with one big cleaning project during your precious weekend time.

  • Keep a magic erasing sponge and mildew spray in the shower- Most people know that the shower can get grimy pretty quickly. Mildew and soap scum can build up, causing an unsightly film on the inside of a shower. It is likely, however, that you do not notice this until you are taking a shower, and at that point the last thing you want to do is scrub it. Instead, keep a sponge and a mildew spray in the shower where you can see it. The eraser sponge needs no product, but seeing it will remind you to do a quick wipe around the tub. With virtually no pressure, the sponge will loosen the mildew and wash it right down the drain. As for the mildew spray, spray it after you turn of the shower and let it sit. By your next shower, you can simply rinse it away and you will be left with a sparkling, clean shower.
  • Vacuum one room a day- Vacuuming can be a real chore and can sometimes make you work up quite a sweat. Instead of worrying about vacuuming an entire house in one afternoon, focus on one room in your college apartment. If you spill a few crumbs in the living room, vacuum it up along with the rest of the room. Then put the vacuum away. This means less work in a day, but still keeps things clean.
  • Keep a sponge in the sink- Keep a good sponge in the sink and use it to wipe down the empty sink after you finish doing dishes. Even the appearance of a clean and sparkly sink will make the kitchen feel much neater.
  • Invest in cleaning wipes- Cleaning wipes are multipurpose and can be used just about anywhere. This is great because if you keep them handy, it is easy to grab one out of the tube and use it whenever you see a spill, dust or any kind of general dirt and grime. Cleaning wipes are also great for getting fingerprints off of doors and light switches.

By following a few of these clean-as-you-go tips, you will be able to make your Safford apartment cleaning routine a little bit easier and more sustainable.

Did you know these celebrities had cosmetic dentistry?

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It is no secret that Hollywood is a very competitive place, especially in the looks department. There is a lot of pressure for both male and female celebrities to look their best at all times and always be ahead of the game in regards to beauty standards. For celebrities, their face is their commodity, and this is why many choose to fix things about themselves that they do not like or that make it more difficult for them to get the kind of work they want. Statistics say that many people find a nice smile and/or good teeth to be one of the most attractive aspects of a person, so it is no surprise that many celebrities choose to fix their teeth if they have any issues. Here are just a few of the celebrities who have had cosmetic dentistry.  Some of them you might never have known.

•       Ben Affleck- Ben Affleck is a well-known actor, most recently for playing the rich and dynamic millionaire, Bruce Wayne who leads a secret life fighting crime as Batman. Long before he landed this role, however, Ben Affleck opted to have a cosmetic dentist help him fix his smile. Prior to the work, he had small, rounded teeth. Now, he has larger, more uniform teeth that have also benefitted from whitening. Perhaps the character of Batman does not smile too often, but the actor Ben Affleck can sure feel confident to do so now.
•       Hilary Duff- Many saw Hilary Duff grow up on her Disney Channel show Lizzie McGuire. In the show she struggled with becoming a teenager, dealing with crushes, friendships, fights and puberty. In real life, she dealt with small, rounded teeth that made her self conscious. Now, 30 year old Hilary has beautiful veneers that give her teeth a much more impactful and even look.
•       Zac Efron- A heartthrob as a teen who has turned into a highly-paid movie star lately, did not always have the most confident smile. Back when he began his career as a dancing basketball player in High School Musical, he also sported a noticeable gap in his front teeth. To correct this problem, he chose to go the discreet route and use Invisalign to give him the smile he wanted. Now, Zac will flash his pearly whites in any occasion.
•       Oprah- Another well known celebrity who has used Invisalign to perfect their smile is Oprah Winfrey. She could be spotted wearing the clear braces on her show as she hosted, but did not often talk about the process. She opted to get her teeth fixed later in her life than many, but one the wonderful things about Invisalign is how universal it is. It can be used at any age and still helps to provide discreet dental work.
Teeth and smiles are an important part of the Hollywood lifestyle. For many celebrities, investing in cosmetic dentistry is a smart decision that will not only make them feel more confident, but can help bring them career success as well.