There was a 1970s sitcom called "Rhoda", whose main character was Rhoda Morganstern, a yuppie-type young lady in New York City.
One day when Rhoda and her husband Joe arrived home, they found their apartment in shambles after a burglary.
As Rhoda looked around in shock and disappointment, she exclaimed, “My blender! It’s gone! And I didn’t even get to use ‘puree’!. She had never used the blender's then-amazing ability to puree a smoothie, or something similar.
Live with fun and enjoyment.
Use your good stuff. Use the silver and don't worry. Enjoy your precious keepsakes. Now is the time.
A sweet wife kept her husband’s wonderful gift of a cashmere sweater safely in special moth-proof wrapping, for someday, when she might wear it. Later, her husband found it in its box and wrapping, never worn, after she died unexpectedly.
Live in joy and love.
Been there, done that. Here's what to do...
The dentist’s mistake. I've been there. So have you. Many times, all of us. As to retainers and the dentist’s mistake, I have the solution. Watch the video and get a great idea about orthodontic retention.
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Today, I talk about broken, lost, non-fitting, bent, damaged retainers. When do you repair? When do you remake the retainer? Fees??? How do you charge? And do YOU offer retainer insurance? It makes parent, patient and YOU happy!
Everything you do as as an adult is based on the choices you make.
It’s not your parents, it’s not your past or present relationships, your job, the economy, politics,
an argument, or your age that is to blame.
You and only you are responsible for every decision and choice you make.
~ Source Unknown: Wisdom priceless
Are are important answers for today's question: How can you predict with reasonable certainty, what relapse will occur in your orthodontic patient after braces and appliances are completed and removed? And, how can retention reduce it?
Your all-wise subconscious mind knows how to deal with healing any part of your body, and any problems in your affairs.
Be aware of this truth. Do your part. Call on your Divine Consciousness within your subconscious mind.
Do not be concerned with the details, what is needed, what should be done.
Relax in trust and faith.
Stay busy loving others, being a light-worker. Know within your subconscious mind, the Divine Consciousness, knows what to do.
If you practice orthodontics, I bet you’ve heard this: “Doctor, YOUR RETAINER is broken!” Here is how to make “Letting Go and Letting the Patient” work!
This spring morning, notice the morning dew on the blades of grass.
The fragrance of honeysuckle and other spring flowers.
The unfolding of the blossoms.
You have so much light in you.
So much to give.
Your heart is full of love.
We need you.
No, you’re not perfect. Never will be,
So go with what you’ve got, and make it excellent!
Everyone else is already taken.
As life dwindled away, the little old lady, weakened by illness, lay bedridden. I asked her what she wanted her day to be. She replied, “I am waiting…”.
“Waiting?” I asked?
“Yes, just waiting - for whatever comes next.”
Don’t wait for things to happen, to get easier, or simpler, or better.
Life’s complications continue.
Learn to be happy right now.
Learn to fill your days with love and loving.
Otherwise, you’ll run out of time - waiting…
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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