In orthodontics, to always wait for young patients to get all of their adult teeth in is an old-fashioned approach. The cutting edge in orthodontics is to know when an early treatment option will best benefit the young patient and to provide that as an option. Parents and patients need to be aware of this option and the advantages it has.
Airway issues in children are frequent and VERY often undiagnosed. The dentist with Interception Orthodontics skill can identify the problems and provide vital, life-changing therapies that can help. Airway is just one of many issues where the dentist knowing Interception Orthodontics can provide transformational treatment.
During a recent business trip to Greece, I had some thoughts on how a dentist -- or anyone else -- can find their life's purpose. The need to define where you're going is something not to be delayed. Here are some steps to take now to make your journey much more rewarding.
Most of us start practice not knowing just how difficult dental practice can be. We have the challenge to look at our practice as a whole and ask ourselves, "What is missing in this picture?" Dentists need the courage to figure out what needs to change and the courage to make those changes.
Orthodontics and Clarity
It’s easy to believe that orthodontics is a mystery. In many schools and in many dentists, that belief is pervasive. The mystery of orthodontics, just like the mystery of each and every area of dentistry, is unveiled and solved in learning and practicing.
Your imagination begins the process of opening the mystery to excitement, fun and transformational possibilities, and your intention and actions carry you from there.
Orthodontics can change your life, your practice, and so many lives that it leaves you in wonderment, in gratitude for the opportunities, for the incarnation of your dream, astonished once again, that your imagination has become manifest.
Come learn with us. Come learn more about orthodontics.
Your dreams and imagination will become your goals; your goals will become your accomplishments. We can teach you how. We can teach you what. We can teach you. We’ve taught many dentists just these things!
Whether you decide to provide the orthodontics, or you bring someone else in to do so, you will absolutely love what you learn, and begin unwinding the mystery and glory of orthodontic care in your practice.
Learning with us can be a miracle process.
Come let us blow your mind!
Here’s to your success and joy.
“There are seconds, they come only five or six at a time, and you suddenly feel the presence of eternal harmony, fully achieved. It is nothing earthly; not that it's heavenly, but..one must change or die. The feeling is clear and indisputable. As if you suddenly sense the whole of nature and suddenly say: yes, this is true. God, when he was creating the world, said at the end of each day of creation: 'Yes, this is true, this is good.' This . . . is not tenderheartedness, but simply joy. You don't forgive anything, because there is no longer anything to forgive. You don't really love — oh, what is here is higher than love! What's most frightening is that it's so terribly clear, and there's such joy. In those five seconds I live my life through, and for them I would give my whole life, because it's worth it.”
~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky
(Recorded in Sounion, Greece)
Want a better life? This approach works for those in the dental profession, but is just as powerful for those working in any business. You can make tiny, though important "course adjustments" that will eventually, immeasurably improve your life. Here's what to do.
You can change all things when you change yourself for the better. So how do you need to change yourself? The answer lies in what you want to FEEL.
Clarity about what you want to feel, be, experience is the key.
“Self-protection leads to mediocrity. Self-service leads to fortune. Self-investment leads to fortune.” ~ Jim Rohn
You life will never be the same, once you begin to change.
A profound commitment to learning, learning, learning, CONSTANT AND NEVER-ENDING SELF IMPROVEMENT is the key. It’s an attitude. It’s a mindset.
Your progress brings you happiness. Your plateau gets boring.
You went to dental school. It was exciting to learn, to grow to become. It was exciting to begin practice. It was exciting to see yourself becoming more and more. Then, you plateau. You level-off.
You are bored, and worse yet, probably worried. How can I make more money? How can I deal with practice issues? How can I deal with insurance and Medicaid problems?
We are designed to grow and grow, and to give.
Here’s an answer that has worked wonders for me: adding orthodontics to my practice. In fact, it brought me wonderment — excitement — scary, yet amazing stuff.
It isn’t what your practice, your budget is costing you now. It’s what it will cost you if you don’t change it, if you don’t grow.
Don’t go one more day without learning something amazing, then giving it to someone else.
Consider what you can add to your life, to your staff’s lives, to your patients’ lives, to your family’s lives, to the world!
Why not now? Why not you?
Get a game plan going.
Do it NOW.
What is the date today?
Write it down. BECAUSE -
THIS could be the date that changes it all.
This could be the date that gets you to bigger, better things, bringing you wealth, happiness and amazing gifts to others.
Choose the pain of discipline instead of the pain of regret. Your practice, your life will NEVER be the same. It will be full of new abundance, new happiness, new wealth, new gifts to others.
Why not now?
Come learn with us. We will teach you. You can do it. It’s your choice. Get clarity, then get going!! We LOVE TO HELP you make the deliberate steps again and again to create change.
Yes you can do it! And we are here to help!!
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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