Posts Tagged ‘dentistry’

How is Your Oxygen Mask Fitting?

How is Your Oxygen Mask Fitting?   Most of us have had an opportunity to fly in an airplane and hear the safety announcement prior to takeoff. “In case of an emergency, place the oxygen mask on yourself, THEN, assist those around you.” How are you doing, taking care of yourself?   Here at Dentistry…

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It’s Time

This time of year, our list of what we want to do, should do, and have to do; seems endless. There is another way of being and interacting with December. It takes some deliberate decisions to enjoy, yet I have faith in your ability to make it happen for yourself. As always, begin with the…

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Continuing Education

If you are similar to most professionals, once you finished your last exam, last board, you didn’t want to see another book or technical material for a long time. Yet, you knew that once you began practicing, you were/are required to participate  in regular continuing education. “People should think things out fresh and not just…

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Will You Read This?

Last night after a long day, my husband, the dentist, found me asleep on the back deck, with a book on my chest, and a smile on my face. I awoke with his presence, and we proceeded to have a deep, profound, rewarding conversation. Why should this matter to you? Because after thirty years of…

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Flossing, Sleeping, & Volunteering

WARNING: A bit of a rant. The media seems to be messing with SCIENCE.  In a Presidential election year, I shouldn’t be surprised that anyone can make a statement or a claim, and the media can take that, put a creative (or not so creative) spin on it, and it will be given as truth.…

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Put Blinders on to Increase Focus

Last season, the Denver Broncos were the Super Bowl Champions. I’m not rubbing it in, even though I’ve been a Broncos fan my entire life. Shortly after training camp, their Head Coach Gary Kubiak said, “We’re not defending anything, we’re chasing the next one.” So last week, you accomplished your “production” goals for the month.…

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What Do I Do Now?

There are times in our life, when something happens, and we think, NOW WHAT?! Here are 3 tips, that will never fail you, I promise.   Take 100% responsibility. No matter where you find yourself, what has happened, take 100% responsibility for where you find yourself. Jack Canfield told me this, and my perspective has…

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New Beginnings Right Now

It’s the time of year to celebrate new beginnings with weddings and graduations. As we write out the notes and cards of congratulations, it’s natural to reflect about the excitement and newness of beginnings.   Here is a quote that I believe applies to Dentistry. Yes, there can be frustration over no-shows, insurance reimbursement, and…

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Summer Success

Have you ever noticed the excuses people use? It’s the Holidays, our schedule is busy, I’ll get the work done after the first of the year. May is a busy month. Summer time, the kids have a lot of activities, we have relatives visiting, I’m not sure when our vacation is. We can make excuses…

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Failure is Really Feedback

If you’ve ever tried to generate more revenue and increase your patient acceptance of treatment, but gotten frustrated, I’m here to inform you, what you’ve done that didn’t work isn’t failure. It’s feedback. You now have one less idea to try. Knowing that may make you either angry or excited. It’s a matter of perspective.…

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