Why is Straight Wire Orthodontics NOT enough?
Why do our pre-programmed brackets not give us desired finished results?
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To understand the heart-brain connection is priceless when you work with your young patients and their parents.
As a young mother, I noticed that as much as I enjoyed my infant, I looked forward to his next developmental milestone, lifting his head, turning over, sitting up, crawling, walking…
We so often think “when this or that happens, then…”
We have the tendency to think of happiness as a future event, and we miss the present moment.
When our children go to school; when they graduate; when they begin working; when they marry; when we go to school, graduate, begin our practice, go on vacation…
Hummmm… staying ‘in the moment’ and enjoying it is not always easy. But this is the only moment we have now. The present is our opportunity for happiness, because happiness is in the present.
“This moment is your point of power.” ~ Louise Hay
“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.” ~ Jim Rohn
Have a wonderfully happy day today!!
During COVID-19, facemasks became common in many places. Humans are social, evolutionarily hard-wired to connect by looking at each others’ faces. Children’s maldevelopment and psychological effects on children and adults of wearing facemasks can be debilitating.
It takes imagination to help others. Your creativity grows as you go an extra distance on a regular basis.
Plus, there’s just no tellin’ what those you help are thinking as they experience the unexpected moment of your love that can rearrange their narrative, their life.
- You can hold the door - maybe for a few people before you proceed.
- You can smile and greet everyone as you go through your day. (Holidays make it particularly easy - try saying ‘Have a great Labor Day weekend!’ to everyone you encounter on the days around this holiday. They will inevitably smile back and return the happy. And if someone doesn’t, maybe - just maybe - you’ve REALLY left a huge dose of love in their heart that they needed desperately.)
To your imagination and CREATIVITY as they re-arrange someone’s day and life,
Not all orthodontics courses are the same. Some are super-charged, with lots of power and insight about a subject that deceptively appears to be slow and simple. Dr Chris Baker explains.
Here it is August, and time to begin planning and working on some ways to share love over the upcoming winter holidays.
For starters, every year, we bake a bunch of wonderful Sour Cream Coffee Cakes - many actually - preparing for our Christmastime love fest.
After baking, cooling, wrapping and freezing, we have a freezer full of gifts.
Then, beginning around Thanksgiving, we have fun delivering them and surprising folks - like:
Loving you changes us too,
The sedation of America's children has been both at-home and, all too often, in the dental office. This is problematic. There is a better way.
Years ago there were no cart corrals at the grocery store. There were people who walked you and your cart to your car, and returned the cart.
Sometimes now, we find carts that folks leave in the parking spots or between rather than taking them to the corral. Look at the opportunities to teach your children to pay it forward!
Send your teenager to return your cart to the store if you’ve parked where there are no corrals, or walk with your younger child and do so yourself.
Teach your children well. Transform their experiences. To Life!!
Orthodontics is one area of dentistry where the patient WANTS treatment. BUT, that can change if unexpected results occur. Here's how to prepare.
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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