The power of teeth never ceases to amaze me. We catch fleeting glimpses of them that tell us so much about a person. These glinting ivory medallions are hidden from sight in a dark mysterious cavern. Light touches briefly, and our glance touches a textbook of the soul. How little we see them, and yet, how much that sight means to us.
Our personalities shine through our mouths. How well we communicate with others, our self confidence, our weaknesses, and our courage are disclosed here. I notice a fascination with teeth in almost everyone I meet. Children seem to be in particular awe of the almost iridescent character of the tooth.
Teeth play a major role in nutrient gain for the body. Eating can be a sensual and pleasurable activity in the best cases, but unfortunately it can also be painful or impossible in the worst. The pleasure or pain we experience from eating indicates more about who we are.
Passion for what we do makes us great in our field, and provides a driving force that pulls us toward further dicoveries. The inescapable fascination I have with teeth stems from their ultimate power and endurance. When all physical attributes are gone, the final remains are, our teeth.
I wrote this poem for my application to dental school. The passion it conveys won me a seat in the Oregon Health Sciences University Dental School. This passion remains with me today. I strive only to do what is best for my patients and their teeth. I believe that the least amount of dentistry is the best dentistry. This philosophy will help you keep your teeth for a lifetime.
Testimonials for Tasha Bollermann
“the most technically skilled dentist I’ve ever seen” D.A. Portland
“I’ve had great dentistry in the past...but this is exceptional. This is the best dentistry I’ve ever had” L.D. Portland
“Some dentists do too much and some do to little. But you always do just what the tooth requires” R.C. Portland Independent dental lab technician
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