I am the love leader.
In my dental practice, my most important role is loving the child patients, the orthodontic patients, and, the parents of these. Funny thing, loving the moms and dads IS loving their children.
It’s easy to think of the patient needing your attention, compassion and excellence. Actually, the parent needs it even more. It is the parent who wonders if he is “doing the right thing” for his child. It is the parent who needs to trust me, so the child can feel his parent’s trust.
It’s the parent whose heart is lying on that dental chair. It’s the parent whose child looks to that parent, the person the child trusts the most, for assurance that all is ok.
What a wonderful job I have. LOVER.
And to you,
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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