Finishing each orthodontic treatment well is crucial, and yet, is full of challenges. We've just put a new course, "Orthodontic Finishing", online, and it's designed to teach successful case finishing. This new course can help the doctor prevent and address the "pickles".
Worry is thinking negative thoughts over and over.
We all engage in it.
Over time it can change who you are. Not for the better.
"Will all your worries add a single moment to your life?" ~ Matthew 6:27
Today, if you find yourself worrying, work to delete that thought and replace it with something you are grateful for. Keep doing it.
Get the worry on the run, feel ever so much better. Extend your life.
Let me start: I am grateful for you!
For doctors who practice orthodontics and dentistry: Here is how you can find a renewed and greater sense of significance in your dental practice. Your daily life can be one of accomplishment.
Claude and I were in Sam’s Club the other day and saw a boy, about 10 years old, and his mom. The boy, sniffing and wheezing, looked longingly at the end-cap display of candies.
He asked mom to buy them. She said yes. The genuine smile of happiness on the boy’s face was huge. He felt happy.
Thinking to myself of the labeled many ingredients like refined sugar and high fructose corn syrup, that his happiness was unknowingly about ingredients that, for him, were toxic.
Let us be a model for our children.
Let us teach them through our food choices, and reading labels, to avoid poison in our foods. And that will keep us healthier for longer, for our children - and keep them healthier, too.
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.
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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