Choose freedom over paying some corporate CEO’s country club membership...
Benjamin Franklin warned of the kind of situation where little compromises sacrifice such freedoms; “Make yourself a sheep and the wolves will eat you.”
Opt into a free market medical model - and YOU decide what your missionary work will be instead of being a member of the unpaid robot dental collective.
Dr. David Gesko, in a recent interview, notes, if you're concerned about dental therapists from a competition standpoint, dentistry as a whole is changing, and you may have to get used to new technologies and models of care. (emphasis mine)1
Choose freedom over being required to change your “model of care” (How about if you go out of business, and two dental therapists with high school educations replace you?) Use a free market model, instead, that makes you independent of big insurance, big government and big corporations.
It seems the biggest advocates for cheaper dental (medical) care are executives of huge corporations, receiving very generous salaries. The young dentist out of school with a half-million dollar debt needs his/her profession, his/her job, his/her ability to proceed with a career, take care of a beloved family and get out of debt.
Dr Gesko is Dental Director and Senior Vice-President of HealthPartners, a corporation which reports “serving over 1.5 million members.” 2 His biography says, “Dr. Gesko is passionate about integrating medical and dental care and applying growing evidence-based research to care delivery.” (emphasis mine)2
Dr. Gesko, a Minnesota Board of Dentistry member, and now President of the Board, says he has worked alongside dental therapists since their inception. So far, he's had “positive experiences and so have the low-income patients at HealthPartners' dental clinics.”1
Use a model to create a life where you are free, prosperous, and happy. You can use situations and systems which, if implemented, will give you the interesting, wonderful, and prosperous practice you deserve. You can take better care of your patients, family, staff, and be a better member of the community, by implementing the systems we teach.
At Love & Orthodontics, we are here to help the dentist have the practice of his/her dream. You, the dentist can have a happy career that is prosperous and free of harassment from insurance companies, big corporations and government over-regulation.
Fear knocked at the door
No one was there.
Dr Chris Baker
Dr. Chris Baker is Past President of the American Orthodontic Society, a pediatric dentist and teacher of orthodontics, An author, dental practice consultant, mentor, and a current or former faculty member of three U.S. dental schools, Dr Chris practices and blogs in beautiful Abu Dhabi, UAE, and glorious Texas, USA.
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