An important concept embodied by a certain quote from Thomas Jefferson is pertinent for 21st Century dentists.
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There are eight bad choices, which, if made, can make dentistry an unhappy career. You can rebound from these choices and make your dental practice very rewarding, indeed.
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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.
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.
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Is life tough?
Sure, sometimes it’s overwhelmingly so! Losing the love of my life (Walter), was more than overwhelming.
How could it be?
How could the person with whom I was supposed to grow old be gone? How to begin to live without him?
“Those who overcome great challenges will be changed, and often in unexpected ways. For our struggles enter our lives as unwelcome guests, but they bring valuable gifts. And once the pain subsides, the gifts remain. These gifts are life's true treasures, bought at great price, but cannot be acquired in any other way.” ~ Steve Goodier
Looking back now, I know he had to leave so I could become strong. There was no remedy for my love lost but to love more.
Grow. Learn. Shape. Become. Love more.
Truly, in love,
Dr Chris Baker
Dr. Chris Baker is Past President of the American Orthodontic Society, a pediatric dentist and teacher of orthodontics, An author, dental practice consultant, mentor, and a current or former faculty member of three U.S. dental schools, Dr Chris practices and blogs in beautiful Abu Dhabi, UAE, and glorious Texas, USA.
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