I heard from one of my seminar doctors on a case we'd first reviewed four months ago... and this happens.
"As Within, So Without' is an ancient phrase that contains a lot of wisdom. Here's how it transforms the dentist's life.
It feels so obvious to you - he/she just doesn’t understand. You’ve said it clearly; you’ve tried - what about it is not understandable?
Am I really loved?
Is he/she trying to be a jerk?
Problem is, your perspectives are different.
Your personalities are different. And your understandings are different. You cannot imagine what the other actually understands, thinks, or feels, and why they do.
Instead, treat your spouse the way YOU want to be treated. Let go of the need to change his or her understanding or his or her actions. Accept. Respect. Love.
Remember how precious it is to you to have their love, their presence. Live and walk in love.
During the orthodontic patient conference, the most sensitive subject is often the fee for the treatment. Here are great strategies to consider.
Be that smart doctor who uses the right ERDTC with her or his ortho cases. The secrets of ERDTC can save the dentist's sanity when used correctly -- and helps the patient immeasurably. Case successes can increase dramatically.
It can seem as if your thoughts come from who-knows-where. Yet, there is no one else in there.
Problem is we humans unconsciously have habitual thoughts, tie them to emotions, and they roll, seemingly from without.
You can begin to practice as continuously as possible, bringing to your awareness, to your conscious mind, the positive thoughts you wish. It takes work. It takes bringing yourself back to it time and again.
You’ll notice occasionally that those new thoughts actually come without your conscious thinking.
Rejoice, and yet, do not stop practicing your new habits. Your habitual thoughts will become more and more positive as you think about gratitude, love, and joy.
Don't overlook the essentials: The secrets to ERDTC - exam, records, diagnosis, treatment planning and conference - are often the sources of success in orthodontic treatment. Here is how to start learning them today.
There is no telling how the Universe will get you to your dreams.
But the dreams are the thing.
It’s about reaching those, and not about how to get there.
Focus on your destination.
Knock on all the doors, and follow the little actions that come your way.
(And if you like, review the dreams you’ve reached so far - and be amazed!)
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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