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Four Foolproof Ways to Fail at Your Dental Career

Four Foolproof Ways to Fail at Your Dental Career

It isn't easy, because dentistry is a profession with some built-in conditions that promote success, but if you really want to underperform badly there...

| 9 years ago
Every Dentist Has an Accent

Every Dentist Has an Accent

People comment on my accent all the time. Personally, I don't hear it myself, although I have noticed that many people who remark on it seem to have quite...

| 9 years ago
It’s not about money – or is it?

It’s not about money – or is it?

Regardless of how you define success, that definition has to include an economic reality. 'To me, it's not about money – it's all about family...

| 9 years ago
The Only Way to Escape the Time and Money Crunch

The Only Way to Escape the Time and Money Crunch

If you work for a living, time and money are always linked, so if you favor one, it comes at the expense of the other. The mother who chooses to...

| 9 years ago
What Does It Mean to be an Entrepreneur?

What Does It Mean to be an Entrepreneur?

In all my years of analyzing businesses, I've come to realize that success has some common denominators, which can be seen as the entrepreneur's mindset....

| 9 years ago
Dentistry in the Age of the Tweeting Consumer

Dentistry in the Age of the Tweeting Consumer

'When their mouths are open, the people who come into your practice are patients; when their mouths are closed, they are consumers.' That's a line from a...

| 9 years ago
Why You Should Learn to Love Problems

Why You Should Learn to Love Problems

I feel sorry for people who don't have problems. Whenever I hear someone say that everything is fine in their practice, I can't help but think, Well...

| 9 years ago
How to Make “The Mirror Effect” Work For You

How to Make “The Mirror Effect” Work For You

I'm a firm believer in starting each day with a long, hard look in the mirror. It's a chance to remind yourself of what your intent is – for that...

| 9 years ago
Huddle Up: Why Being a Dentist is Better Than You Imagined
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Huddle Up: Why Being a Dentist is Better Than You Imagined

Why did you become a dentist? Was it something you wanted to be as a kid? Are you following a family tradition? Did your parents push you toward a health...

| 9 years ago
Tooth Brushing? There’s an App for That!

Tooth Brushing? There’s an App for That!

While in Chicago, I happened upon the Beam toothbrush, a Bluetooth-enabled toothbrush that connects to an Android app. It has a timer to increase the...

| 9 years ago
Huddle Up: Want Ultimate Life Fulfillment? It's Up to You

Huddle Up: Want Ultimate Life Fulfillment? It's Up to You

The University of British Columbia in Vancouver (where I lived for much of my adult life) has a great motto, 'Tuum Est,' which means, 'It's up to you.' I...

| 9 years ago
Huddle Up: New Patients and the Scale of Value

Huddle Up: New Patients and the Scale of Value

Dentists like new patients, because each new person they see represents unexplored opportunities. But not all new patients come to you with the same appreciation...

| 9 years ago