Never Surrender

Never Surrender

Sometimes trying to create the practice of your dreams feels like you are pushing on a string. And with the rapid depersonalization and corporatization of dentistry, it is understandable how someone can feel that way. But all great practices find opportunities to grow...
The Central Concept Behind Co-Discovery

The Central Concept Behind Co-Discovery

Bob Barkley taught us that when learning involves a change in self-organization – a change in a person’s beliefs about themselves, it can be quite threatening to their self-concept, and therefore the acceptance of the validity of that new information will often...
Fear & Faith

Fear & Faith

Commitment is at the very core of every genuinely helping relationship. And health-centered / relationship-based practices are all about helping, so without commitment, very little helping can happen. As we have all experienced, commitment is variable and never...
Who Was Bob Barkley?

Who Was Bob Barkley?

Today represents the 88th birthday celebration of Robert F. Barkley, born August 23, 1930. Bob grew up in the small downstate farming community of Ipava, Illinois – population 600. He later entered and graduated from Northwestern University Dental School in downtown...
Strategically Avoid Confirmation Bias

Strategically Avoid 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.” ‘Confirmation bias’ refers to our tendency to search for -and...