There is an approach to dental practice that can make it the most incredible of opportunities. Here's the secret.
A vitally important purpose for the dentist is to give the patient a beautiful smile. And when the patient realizes her physical beauty, an inner beauty tends to shine through as well.
Happy thoughts bring happiness.
"Everybody in the world is seeking happiness - and there is one sure way to find it. That is by controlling your thoughts. Happiness doesn't depend on outward conditions. It depends on inner conditions." - Dale Carnegie
And actually, first and foremost, thoughts of acceptance, love, compassion and understanding for yourself.
“Love yourself. Forgive yourself. Be true to yourself. How you treat yourself sets the standard for how others will treat you.” ~ Steve Maraboli
Sending you love, compassion and understanding. Take it. Run with it.
These are some incredible bonding products that dentists can use with orthodontics and beyond. I am going to tell you about these products and where to get them.
The use of rubber dams during pediatric dental procedures has great advantages for both the patient and the dentist. Here are some great clinical tips.
There are so many reasons we worry and get fearful. The economy is bad; My office is slow; The insurance companies are worse than ever; The company laid some people off; My portfolio is way down; Am I ill?; Terrorism…
Can you imagine life without worries and fear? Without angst?
Think about your life instead, with peace.
How to get there?
Here are some ideas:
1. First and foremost, don’t look at ANY news. Unless you can do something about it, it’s only going to increase your angst.
“Feed your fears and your faith will starve; feed your faith and your fears will.” ~ Max Lucado
2. React differently. Think differently. Change your worry to trust.
“It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.” ~ Epictetus
Remember that life is full of uncertainty - we can't know the future and never will. The quality of your life is defined by the amount of uncertainty you can accept and live with.
"Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens." - Khalil Gibran
3. Remember to think of FEAR as False Evidence Appearing Real.
4. Listen to uplifting and positive folks, and avoid the negative.
“When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new.” ~ The Dalai Lama
5. Get busy doing for others. Get busy loving each and every one you come in contact with. Get busy doing the work you came here to do - loving.
Loving you, sending peace.
Just what is a Mini Mold? It can make the dentist's life easier. Here's how.
Today I talk about local anesthesia, cheek biting and easier extractions for the dentist's pediatric patients. It's very interesting for those who treat child patients.
We humans are given a strong and constant urge to want “more.” More stuff, more learning, more money, more food, more vacations, more…
At its best, more opportunities.
Yes! If you are growing and learning, and motivated toward moving higher, you may be wondering how to find the great opportunities.
Here are some ideas. The opportunities are hiding in:
1. Your attitude/philosophy
"A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds; it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change." ~ Earl Nightingale
2. Your willingness to act, to work, to grow, to learn, to do.
“What you do today can improve all your tomorrows.” ~ Ralph Marston
3. Your love and kindness.
“A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, & the roots spring up & make new trees.” ~ Amelia Earhart
4. Your faith & trust.
“Believe. No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.” ~ Helen Keller
Today, plant your garden of opportunity. You’ll reap the magic at harvest season!
To the greatest!
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Dr Chris Baker
America's most-trusted teacher of orthodontic continuing education, Dr. Chris Baker has practiced and taught for more than 30 years, and is a current or former faculty member of three U.S. dental schools. She is a pediatric dentist, author, blogger, dental practice consultant, and mentor. Dr. Chris is also Past President and Senior Instructor of the American Orthodontic Society. She is based in Texas, USA, but lectures around the world.
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