Archive for Winter 2013

Mind Over Matter

Dec 02, 2013 No Comments by

SEIZE THE OPPORTUNITY TO TURN EVERY POSITIVE THOUGHT INTO ACTION. Circumstance does not make the man; it reveals him to himself.” Although James Allen wrote those words over a century ago, they contain some of the most important keys to success in dentistry today. No, Mr. Allen was not a dentist, but he understood the […]

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I’ve Worn That T-Shirt

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“DOWN” WITH DENTAL DISCOURAGEMENTS: SUCCESSFUL WAYS TO OVERCOME THEM.  Often when I conduct my courses, I am greeted by dentists who share with me some of their professional difficulties. Some struggle with financial issues. Others struggle with time management or staffing disputes. Still others struggle with not having a clearly-defined set of goals. Each time […]

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Ready…Settings…Shoot!

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TOP TIPS FOR TAKING GREAT DENTAL PHOTOGRAPHS. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but if the picture isn’t properly taken, you have a thousand words saying the wrong thing. In traditional photography, this may not be a big problem. If something doesn’t turn out the way you like, you can simply Photoshop […]

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Giving Back This Holiday Season

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FUN WAYS YOUR DENTAL PRACTICE CAN LEND A HELPING HAND IN THE COMMUNITY. Recently, the editors at Aesthetic Dentistry asked a panel of dentists what types of articles they’d like to see in future issues of the magazine. Many of their responses followed a common thread: they wanted to learn more about what their peers […]

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Establishing Your Holiday Traditions

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Starting your own office holiday traditions of charity and good will doesn’t have to be a daunting task. Just remember to start small and let your ideas grow and change over time. Here are some basic steps to follow to help get you started: 1. Assess The Needs Of Your Community.  Some communities need help […]

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Excellence Is A Choice

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CHANGE YOUR PRACTICE FROM “GOOD” TO “GREAT” USING FOUR PROVEN METHODS. As we all have the freedom to make positive choices in our personal lives, dentists can also choose greatness, superbness, distinction, and excellence in their dental practices, too. One of my favorite quotes is by Will Rogers. “Even if you are on the right track, […]

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Bruxism Part II: Proper Screening Can Save Lives

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DENTISTS CAN PLAY A CRITICAL ROLE IN SLEEP APNEA DIAGNOSES. In the previous issue of Aesthetic Dentistry (Summer 2013, Volume 12, Issue 1), I discussed the theory that in some cases, people are clenching and/or grinding their teeth (or just contracting their muscles) while they sleep in order to help maintain a patent oropharyngeal airway (what I refer to […]

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A Place Of Abundance

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REIGNITE YOUR PASSION FOR DENTISTRY BY CHANGING YOUR PHILOSOPHY. Three years ago, when I started my practice, I was struggling with the rigors of both personal and professional obligations. My wife and I had a new baby who, of course, took up a great amount of personal time. Professionally, I soon discovered that starting my own dental practice wasn’t […]

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A Serendipitous Smile

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MY EXPERIENCE WITH FULL ARCH RECONSTRUCTION I was never horribly unhappy with my smile. In fact, some of my good friends said my smile was one of the first things they noticed about me. However, there were some things about my teeth that I wasn’t one hundred percent happy with. For one thing, I felt […]

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Creating Your Online Reputation

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GETTING DOWN TO BUSINESS WITH THE WORLD WIDE WEB. Consider the Following: Have you spent thousands of dollars on a website, only to be unimpressed with its outcome? Do you have a website, but haven’t updated it in more than 12 months? Do you have a website, but have no idea how it is impacting […]

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