The ability to make choices is powerful. A choice, like all other actions, has consequences. For the dental practice, whether it thrives or not is determined by the right choices. There are important approaches as to how dental practice owners can make wise choices.
So how does a Texas girl and Past President of the American Orthodontic Society find herself practicing orthodontics in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates? It's been a wonderful journey.
For the dentist, having a trusted partner -- like a spouse -- helping run their dental practice can make their lives easier, happier and more profitable.
Here are some vital tips for creating the 'Secret Sauce' that creates success in pediatric dental and orthodontic practices. This is what to do...
There is a certain 'secret sauce' in each successful dental practice. For the dentist to be successful in life and career, and to experience happiness along the way, generous portions of this 'sauce' need to be applied on a daily basis.
It can be a challenge to become the kind of dentist you originally set out to be.
We dentists start out to help people We may become technically excellent in our patient treatment -- But the business of dentistry becomes another challenge.
As a young reader, I was inspired by the heroics of brave and smart girls in fiction, like Nancy Drew and nurse Sherry Ames. This helped put me on the path to nursing, dentistry and orthodontics.
Your dental practice needs to be independent of the threats to its (and your) freedom.
Too often, dental practice earnings are eroded or eliminated by diminishing and delayed insurance reimbursements and increasing restrictions. But there is a way to become independent.
When you truly love to practice dentistry and you truly love and care for your patients, you get what is called 'Lead Generation' and new patients result.
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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