Experiential Learning is Key

We all have goals in our lives, and so do our patients. These goals may include learning a new technique, losing weight, saving money, or attaining a healthy attractive smile. And it is easy to assume that the gap between where we are now, and where we want to be in...

On Dentistry’s Future

Imagine a corporate dental practice model with a size and a business model which is unique – and unstoppable. A vertically integrated model which will likely own thousands of dental practices and manage tens of thousands of patient calls a day through a call...

Pogo Was Right

We are quick to blame our environment when things go poorly. If our practice is struggling, it’s because the economy sucks. If a patient declines our brilliant treatment plan, they have “low dental IQ”. If our child’s team loses a game, it’s because...

On Positive Thinking

Positive thinking sometimes sounds trite and impossible, particularly at times of great challenge. After all, it’s pretty hard to “fake it till you make it” when there is no money in the bank or your child is in the hospital with an undiagnosed...

Why Philosophy is Important

After 32 years in dentistry, I’ve consulted with a lot of dentists, many of whom were nearing a point of retirement, or leaving the profession entirely. And of that group, many expressed regret, and would tell me something like, “I wish I had possessed the...