Where orthodontics is headed... is in the direction of using sagittal correctors. Here are some details and how you can learn more.
In a 1956 song written for the Broadway musical, Most Happy Fella, Dean Martin sang,
“…Haven't got a girl but I can dream
"Haven't got a girl but I can wish
"So I'll take me down to Main street
"And that's where I select my imaginary dish
"Standing on a corner watching all the girls go by…”
Are you watching life go by? Wishing?
If you want - and of course you do - for your life to be INCREDIBLE...
Don’t sit on the couch and wish and wait.
Go out. Make changes. Smile a lot. Be excited.
Be courageous. Do new things. Do things that challenge you.
Get around people who challenge you and help you grow. Don’t gossip. Show and feel a LOT of gratitude.
Make gratitude your constant companion.
Remember the old Frank Capra film, "It's a Wonderful Life"? Here are a few thoughts on how to live a wonderful life as a dentist.
In my practice, I've found that the new sagittal correctors are amazing! We've just put a introductory two-hour course online that's also pretty amazing. And, for a little while, it's free to readers of Love & Orthodontics.
Psychologists have tried to connect the dots.
Childhood, Your parents, Your past relationships…
We think, “I’m too old; I’m too young.
"I didn’t go far enough in school; I have college degrees that don’t help.
"I’m too skinny; I’m too fat.
"I grew up without opportunities; The economy went bad; The climate is wrong for me…”
When actually, you are making every decision, every choice, every perspective you have.
What you make of your life is a result of the choices you make.
This is great news! It’s you! - and you can choose from an amazing array of choices at every turn.
Choose well. Start now. Love every minute.
Two pioneering orthodontists, Walter Doyle and Robert Ricketts, were incredible and gifted innovators. What made these two brilliant men different?
Isn’t it amazing how hard we are on ourselves?
We judge, and assume others judge us the same way as we do ourself.
And yet, most times people don’t notice - UNLESS they are busy judging themself and using you as a measure, for good or for bad.
Don’t worry if people don’t seem to like you. Most folks are merely struggling to like themselves. And there you are to utilize as a measure, a comparison.
You do the same thing. We all do.
Get to loving everyone around you - and the others will like you a lot…
And you’ll like yourself a lot!
Two of my nieces had the same diagnosis relating to airway problems - and two wildly different experiences in their treatment.
Being on time in every aspect of a dental practice makes for happier patients, sure. But it also makes for happier doctors and staff. Here's how to do it.
Have you ever thought about how so often, you don't know what you can do until you actually do it?
And, you don’t know what you can be until you find you’ve become it?
When you think about it, it’s all about using your courage to start.
Because, you are so much more than you can know.
Saw a beautiful reminder of this that Deepak Chopra posted:
You - a bright shining star in this gorgeous Universe. Step out.
Go after whatever you want to be, to do, to have.
I love you and your light!
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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