About Me

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My name is Mark Frias and I’m a male dental hygienist, a cyclist, a writer, a father, a husband, an animal lover, a vegan, a libertarian, a U.S. Air Force veteran, a product designer and a weedwacker owner.

Focus of my blog
I’m a big fan of people who write like an actual human being.  Most dental related writing out there has a very “corporate” or “consultant” or even worse, a “politically correct” tone.  That kind of writing is not only boring, it actually bothers me.  My writing will be honest and real and hopefully, sometimes funny.  I will do interviews and product reviews, but the main focus will be sharing my thoughts, or what some may call, rants.

Family

Angela and I signing our marriage license in 2008 in the great state of Montana

Angela (also a hygienist) and I are signing our marriage license in 2008 in the great state of Montana

Shelby and I hiking at Borderland State Park

Shelby (my daughter) and I hiking at Borderland State Park

Animals

Pepsi and Pickles love sitting in boxes

Pepsi and Pickles love sitting in boxes

Cooper, our cat with three legs. It doesn't slow him down.

Cooper, our cat with three legs.  It doesn’t slow him down at all.  He’s a maniac.

Toby, our Great Pyrenees, chillin in the back seat

Toby, our Great Pyrenees, chillin in the back seat.

Our two chickens. The chicken on the left is a Turken breed (nothing to do with turkeys), so her neck is supposed to look like that.

Our two chickens “Brownie” and “No Feather Neck”.  The chicken on the left is a Turken breed (nothing to do with turkeys), so her neck is supposed to look like that.

Cycling

That's me on the right side racing the Fat Bike Class in Ware, MA. I race mountain bikes (cross country) and ride road bikes with the Narragansett Bay Wheelmen.

That’s me on the right side racing the Fat Bike Class in Ware, MA.  I race mountain bikes (cross country) and ride road bikes with the Narragansett Bay Wheelmen.

U.S. Air Force

That's me during basic training in 1992 at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas. I served from 1992-2003 as a Air Cargo Specialist and Manpower Analyst.

That’s me during basic training in 1992 at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas.  I served from 1992-2003 as a Air Cargo Specialist and Manpower Analyst.

Contact
I would prefer that you drop a comment on the blog so everyone can benefit from the conversation, but if you have a question that you want to keep private, then feel free to contact me at kona26@hotmail.com

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10 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hey Mark-

    Jason Schwartz from Dental Product Shopper.com here. We also have a hygienist site called Hygiene Product Shopper.com as well. Our bread-n-butter is product evaluations, much like you feature on your site. Would you be interested in doing evaluations for us? The pay is low (none) and you get to evaluate new products solely for the sake of being able to provide our readers and web site users with unbiased opinions, along with other everyday practicing dentists and hygienists….. Basically, we’re the complete opposite of other evaluation pubs as we don’t compensate our evaluators, nor are they endorsed key opinion leaders. Interested?

    -jason

  2. Hello Mr. Frias,

    I graduate from Dental Hygiene school this upcoming May. I love being in this profession and being around the girls is not problem. I have a mock interview coming up in two weeks with a dentist. I would like to know as a male hygienist are there any advice you could give me. I would appreciate your advice about this.

    Thanks

    • Hi Bryon,

      Be yourself! Gender should not be on your mind. If the dentist doesn’t want to hire a male, then there’s nothing you can really do about it anyway. Yes, generally speaking, men and women bring certain advantages to the table, but on the individual level it means nothing IMO. Good luck.

      Mark

  3. Hi Mark,

    Came across your Blog and YouTube channel. Impressed by the data and knowledge…

    My name is Shachar from Israel. I’m the CEO of NewDent, a startup which currently develop an innovative dental mirror which is fog free stays means, it stays clear all time. I saw your YouTube video tip about how to kip the mirror clear.
    We are currently looking for few representatives and bloggers to spread the word of our unique mirror.

    What is your opinion about that kind of mirror? do you see a market for it in the US?

    Would you like to discuss about our offer?

    Would love hearing your reply to my email.
    Regards from Israel’
    Shachar

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