Kindness, commitment, dedication and integrity are key factors in a winning team. Dr Chris Baker and her husband Claude (back row) love working at the American Dental Center in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
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The Pediatric and Orthodontic Department of the American Dental Center in Abu Dhabi.
At the American Dental Center in Abu Dhabi, UAE, I am so very fortunate to work with some amazing team members.
These ladies (and a gentleman or two) are the kind of people who make the world better just because they are in it.
These doctors and staff are kind, committed, dedicated, and have integrity. As most folks, each has a story of major challenges and the courageous ways they handled or are handling those challenges.
To start with, they have each left their home country after dental school or training, and come alone to the UAE to work. That takes some bravery!
Each morning, as we close our half hour report with “words for the day,” these ladies bring amazing words and energy to all of us.
They give me strength and make me better! How it could be that God has put me in the midst of this powerful love, I do not know. But there I am, smack dab in the middle of it!
Each and every one in this team, gives the patients love and exquisite orthodontic care, AND a smile. A smile for every single patient and parent. And you know what? We get it back - compounded interest. More back than we “put in.”
The wisdom this team lives carries us all in joy:
Play and laughter give us strength and heal our souls.
You don’t have tomorrow yet, and yesterday is gone. Make everything of this moment!
Miracles are ours so we can celebrate life. My smile and joyful energy flows through me to others and makes them happy.
And that makes me happy!
Hug your team this week. Isn’t life precious?
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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