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If you want your life to change, do this
Is your life run by your dental practice? There are definite steps you can take to make positive changes, to your career, your practice, and your work-life balance. Here are these definite steps.   Read More
Dentists, the Martians have landed!
Our beloved dental profession is turning into a war between massive corporations for profits, and you and your patients are in the crosshairs. But the good news is, doctor, that you have a choice. You can follow your own plan rather than the plans of others. Here's how.  Read More
The Health Risks of Being a Dentist
According to studies, being a dentist can be a very hazardous occupation. Practicing dentistry has certain health risks. There are some important ways to approach the profession that help the dentist to stay healthy.  Read More
What does your dental practice want to be when it grows up?
As a dentist, do you find you asking yourself, "What's next? Is this all there is?"You need a new plan to take you where you want to go. Think about where you are going - give it a thought. And then put energy and effort to what your plan will be.   Read More
Sex and Orthodontics
You're probably going to wonder what in the world I'm talking about. So let me just give you a little clue, and explain this...  Read More
Those Tiny Little Decisions
Owning a dental practice can be a real challenge. To make the practice work for you -- instead of you working for your practice -- requires making some tiny little decisions, daily.   Read More
OK, You're a Great Dentist. Now What?
So your skills as a dentist are excellent. That's great. But where do you go from there?  What are your dreams for your life and your practice?  Where do you get the most satisfaction?  It's time to answer these questions for yourself.   Read More
From nursing school to dental school and beyond, gratitude is the key
I grew up loving to read.  As much as I loved "Nancy Drew" books, and aspired to be capable as she was, I voraciously read "Sue Barton, Student Nurse" and "Cherry Ames, Student Nurse" books.  My course was set.  I would be a nurse. Oh, how I wanted to be like the nurses in the books, my starched...  Read More
Thomas Jefferson's advice for dentists
An important concept embodied by a certain quote from Thomas Jefferson is pertinent for 21st Century dentists.  It involves freedom -- imagine that!  Read More
 For those Dentists who treat children  (Why those 'baby teeth' aren't always so 'golden')
Many dentists are taught to preserve primary teeth at all costs.Well, primary teeth are important. However, they might also be problematic. The primary teeth might be the problem and not the solution. There are ways to identify when primary teeth are problematic and to learn what to do about it.   Read More
8 Choices that Make Dentistry an Unhappy Career
There are eight bad choices, which, if made, will make dentistry an unhappy career. Here is how you can rebound from these choices and make your dental practice very rewarding, indeed.  Read More
The Power of Choice in Your Dental Practice
The ability to make choices is powerful. A choice, like all other actions, has consequences. For the dental practice, whether it thrives or not is determined by the right choices. There are important approaches as to how dental practice owners can make wise choices.   Read More
How I found myself practicing orthodontics in Abu Dhabi
So how does a Texas girl and Past President of the American Orthodontic Society find herself practicing orthodontics in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates? It's been a wonderful journey.Check out our  on our Abu Dhabi practice experience.   Read More
Answers to questions about Pediatric Orthodontics
 Do others in your practice community embrace Early Treatment?How do you perceive Pediatric Dentistry’s attitude toward Early Treatment?How has membership in the AOS been helpful to you?What sparked your interest in Early Treatment?Which educators have influenced you?Orthodontics is one of the...  Read More
Having a partner you can trust help run your dental practice
For the dentist, having a trusted partner -- like a spouse -- helping run their dental practice can make their lives easier, happier and more profitable.   Read More
Talking About Pediatric Orthodontics
What Is Early Treatment As You Practice It?Funny how verbiage changes from year-to-year and generation to generation.  But I can sincerely say that orthodontic treatment is an awesome option for many patients - and not that many years ago, you might have thought it odd that I would use the word,...  Read More
'Secret Sauce' Part 2: Transforming Pedo and Ortho Practices
There are vital ingredients to create the 'Secret Sauce' that can bring success to your pediatric dental or orthodontic practice. With a willingness to learn, these ingredients can be implemented surprisingly easily.  Read More
The 'Secret Sauce' To Transform Your Dental Practice
In every successful dental practice, there is a secret that makes it work -- and this "sauce" works when one defines success in financial terms, as well as by other important areas -- like happiness  For the dentist to be successful in life and career, and to experience happiness along the way,...  Read More
Are You Mired In the Business of Dentistry?
It can be a challenge to become the kind of dentist you originally set out to be. We dentists start out to help people  We may become technically excellent in our patient treatment -- But the business of dentistry becomes another challenge.   Read More
How Nancy Drew Led Me To Orthodontics
So what does a fictional girl detective have to do with a successful career in orthodontics?  The answer to that question makes sense to a lot of us...  Read More
Ortho in Your Practice! -- Dr Chris Baker
General and Pediatric Dentists can successfully add orthodontics to their practices. It can be very exciting and greatly improve patient care. When using the right orthodontic systems, ortho can create great job satisfaction and profitability for the dentist, in addition to helping make patients...  Read More
How Successful Are You?
Here’s a little quiz to help you consider your success. If you take it periodically, you can measure your progress: 1. _______ score     1 to 10 - how much do you like yourself?                                      2. _______ score     How much do you like what you do?3. _______ score     How much...  Read More
Use Love and Lead Generation to Get New Patients
When you truly love to practice dentistry and you truly love and care for your patients, you get what is called 'Lead Generation' and new patients result.  Read More
With Your Practice, Choose Freedom, Not a Train Wreck
It is a great opportunity and an important step:  Dentists should take a free market approach with their practices, and avoid the oncoming 'train wreck' that corporate and government influences can create.Part II of 'There's a Fast Train Coming. Doctor, Are You Dancing on the...  Read More
A Great Dentist is More Than Just a Technician
Besides providing excellent patient treatment, great dentists learn to work on their businesses / practices and to provide vision, leadership and love. There are important steps to take in order to travel from the 'Point A' of being a 'technician' to the 'Point B' of successful business leader --...  Read More
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