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The Inspiring Story of Venice - And What it Says About Human Nature

The Inspiring Story of Venice - And What it Says About Human Nature

I spent the second leg of my trip in Venice, which has been called the 'most beautiful city built by man.' It would certainly be hard to find a city...

| 9 years ago
I've Just Got to Ask Why
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I've Just Got to Ask Why

As a father, one of the most common questions I get from my two boys is 'Why?' Why this, why that, why me, why now – and the list goes on. Sometimes...

| 9 years ago
What Picasso Can Tell Us About The Passion For Greatness

What Picasso Can Tell Us About The Passion For Greatness

Here's another picture from Spain, of a different building. This one has a special historical significance because this building was where...

| 9 years ago
Slowing Down For Time

Slowing Down For Time

That's me in the photo, standing on the steps of an incredibly awe-inspiring cathedral in Barcelona. I'm traveling in Spain this week, which is giving...

| 9 years ago
What Can Anthropologists Teach You About Tooth Wear?
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What Can Anthropologists Teach You About Tooth Wear?

It's obviously a progressive condition. People's teeth wear more as they get older. Is tooth wear really a problem? As dentists, of course we feel that...

| 9 years ago
A True Story About Patient Trust
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A True Story About Patient Trust

He was an older man of obviously meager means. He drove an old car, and he showed up for his maintenance appointments – always on time –...

| 9 years ago
Why Are Dentists Afraid of Worn Dentition?
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Why Are Dentists Afraid of Worn Dentition?

More than any other, the dilemmas presented by the wear patient cause confusion and fear in dentists. Understanding the wear patient is the first step...

| 9 years ago
Are You Giving Your Team The Chance to be Great?
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Are You Giving Your Team The Chance to be Great?

I can look back over a lot of accomplishments in my business career, but one of things that makes me proudest is the number of people who can look back...

| 9 years ago
How to Think About Fee-Setting in Dentistry
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How to Think About Fee-Setting in Dentistry

Dentists spend a lot of time thinking about their fees. Should I be charging more? Am I not charging enough? How much is too much? What if I price myself...

| 9 years ago
Easy Custom Fit Makes For Happy Patients

Easy Custom Fit Makes For Happy Patients

Plastic dental trays are great time savers and they allow dental teams to make individual adjustments for better fit. When you have a tray...

| 9 years ago
What You Need to Know About Patients' Wants

What You Need to Know About Patients' Wants

These are two words that come up a lot when we talk about dental care, so it's worth examining the psychology behind them. A want is something that...

| 9 years ago
Is The Bite Right? Part II

Is The Bite Right? Part II

This is the second of a two-part series discussing the philosophy of occlusion. Read part I, Is The Bite Right?. The crucial question of occlusion...

| 9 years ago