Silencing the voice

Silencing the voice

Bob Barkley commonly said that dentists who graduate from dental school tend to leave there with a combination of a superiority complex and paranoia. The superiority complex evolves because dental students are sheltered from seeing some of their clinical dentistry...
It’s all about Trust

It’s all about Trust

When we meet a new patient for the very first time, what matters the most? 1. Showing we are skilled, experienced, and capable? 2. Showing we are trustworthy and likable? Most of us, due to our heavy left-brain oriented education and training (and therefore left brain...
Five Reasons to Become a Quitter

Five Reasons to Become a Quitter

Being human, we all tend toward thinking that life should unfold in a straight, predictable, trajectory. And sometimes, when this does not happen, we feel like life is unfair, or that we have somehow been victimized. But more often than not, we are looking at life...
Overcoming Confirmation Bias

Overcoming Confirmation Bias

“You say my teeth are severely worn down, but I think they have always looked like that.” “You say that I have cavities because of my diet, but my family just has soft teeth.”...
It’s All About Growth

It’s All About Growth

If I were to select one word which is most closely associated with a successful Relationship-based, Health-centered practice, it would be the word growth. What kind of growth? Personal Growth. Interpersonal Growth. Care Team Member Growth. Effectiveness and...