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Dr. Eric Block, DMD, CAGS, FICOI, FICD, FAADS, FIADFE, is a full-time dentist in Acton, MA. He is known as the Stress-Free Dentist and hosts the Stress-Free Dentist Podcast. His goal is to help make dental professionals' careers more enjoyable.
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Dr. Tarryn MacCarthy Episode #159: The Business of Happiness in Dentistry

Dr. Tarryn MacCarthy Episode #159: The Business of Happiness in Dentistry

1/3/2024 3:43:00 AM   |   Comments: 0   |   Views: 17 

In this episode, Dr. Tarryn MacCarthy unfolds her unique journey into dentistry, sharing pivotal moments and motivations that shaped her career. Explore how she defines success in the dental profession, providing a holistic perspective that goes beyond conventional metrics, encompassing the well-being and fulfillment of practitioners.

Discover The Business of Happiness, a concept introduced by Dr. MacCarthy that emphasizes creating a positive and thriving environment in dental practice. Explore her coaching program and insights into overcoming challenges for dentists. The episode also delves into Dr. MacCarthy’s personal definition of success in dentistry and imparts key insights every dentist should know, drawing from her wealth of experience. The episode concludes with Dr. MacCarthy reflecting on her greatest influencers, offering a glimpse into the individuals and experiences that have profoundly shaped her professional journey. 

Episode Timestamps

  • 00:00:13 – Introduction to the episode
  • 00:01:23 – Introducing the guest
  • 00:01:53 – How Dr. Tarryn MacCarthy got involved with dentistry
  • 00:02:53 – Dr. MacCarthy’s dental journey
  • 00:04:24 – How Dr. MacCarthy defined success
  • 00:09:50 – What is The Business of Happiness
  • 00:11:38 – Dr. MacCarthy’s coaching program
  • 00:13:00 – The biggest challenges for dentists
  • 00:14:08 – Dr. MacCarthy’s definition of success
  • 00:17:42 – What every dentist should know
  • 00:22:05 – Dr. MacCarthy’s greatest influencers
  • 00:25:48 – How to find out more about Dr. MacCarthy 
  • 00:26:00 – Advice for young dental professionals
  • 00:27:47 – Outro



Dr. Eric Block is a full-time practicing dentist in Acton, Massachusetts, and a husband and father of two kids. He is known as The Stress-Free Dentist and hosts the Stress-Free Dentist Podcast.

He is the author of three non-fiction books and one children’s book. He lectures nationwide, helping dentists become more efficient, productive, and less stressed. He co-founded the International Academy of Dental Life Coaches or, which matches dental professionals with life coaches who understand dentistry.

He is a wellness ambassador for the American Dental Association and is a former chairman of the Health and Wellness Committee for the Massachusetts Dental Society. He can be reached at
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