Today, I talk about passion in providing orthodontic care, how it transforms a doctor’s life as it transforms children' lives, and why finishing and detailing in ortho is an ubiquitous challenge. This is the video addition to my article in the latest issue of the Journal of the American Orthodontic Society.
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Claude and I made an offer on an historic house that we absolutely loved. We could not wait to move in.
Then -- the deal fell through as the owner refused to sell.
We were devastated, sure our failed dream was irreparable. Six months later, we found a house that is ever so much more perfect, a much better investment, and did not need the time, money and energy of repairs of the first house.
While we had no choice, we needed to let it go.
We found that initially impossible, then started using positive thoughts and changed our emotional states.
Then and only then could the Universe open a new door, a MUCH better house. Now, three years later, we are grateful for the closed door and its lesson.
Why to let it go?
- so it doesn’t cause you stress in anger, frustration, self-recrimination and disappointment.
- so you can be happier and more enjoy your relationships with others,
How to let it go?
- work to make a decision to let it go. It won’t disappear by itself.
- see yourself as powerful, not the victim, and use positive thoughts:
- by repeating positive thoughts to yourself over and over until you are in the new place of peace. (thoughts like, “I am willing to let go.” “Only good comes from this situation.” “In patience I wait and learn.”)
- stay in this moment and make it as good to great as you can.
Louise Hay had a passion for loving and dedicated her life to teaching how to live a positive and empowered life. The power is in the present moment. It is there that you plant the seeds for tomorrow.
Louise taught the use of repeating positive statements until they imbue you with their power, because every thought you think is creating your future.
Be comforted today as you affirm over and over, “Everything is working out to my highest good. Only good comes from this situation. I am safe. All is well in my world.”
Let your spirit pick up in comfort and awareness of your true self.
To a wonderful day, with love,
If you are a doctor who loves treating children, you may find incredible joy and transformation of YOU, as well as of patients, in treating without sedation or O.R. THEN, the child AND parent can become greater, more capable, more appreciative and healthier.
While you can't be perfect, you CAN be excellent!
Here are some pointers on how to do that.
If you really think about it - do you see you’ve amazed even yourself with what you’ve done in your life?
Isn’t it amazing how your dreams only go so far. Then you reached a dream, and have another, and then reach that.
The Infinite Intelligence that gave you your dreams leads, guides and reveals to you, the perfect plan for the unfolding of your dreams.
Of course you can keep going. You are a part of the Infinite.
Of course we see fear, pain, trauma, loss, difficulty, discomfort, disagreement, mistakes, uncertainty as things gone wrong.
Try to think those may be SOMETHING THAT WENT RIGHT, but for reasons that are not yet clear.
Then look back in your life, and see if you can find examples of that happening.
You may be surprised.
Today I discuss how to determine the needs, if present, in the growing child in primary and/or mixed/transitional dentition. How to examine? Is there a need? And, if so, how to diagnose and plan which therapies would be best for the child.
Often, I get questions from parents - including other dentists - about developmental challenges with their own children. This particular question from a dentist-DAD, about a 3-year-old mouth-breathing child, deals with a frequently-encountered developmental problem in small children.
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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