July 5, 2017

As a woman, I am well aware of the gender stereotypes we receive in the dental workplace, "catty,” “negative Nancy” and let’s not forget the use of the “B” word. I hate all of these terms, it’s bad enough that some days the office vibe isn’t as positive as it should be, but during this time we need to be reminded how these little comments can affect the entire atmosphere of the office. A negative attitude may start with just o...

June 6, 2017

As dentists, we're constantly under pressure to meet time expectations. Not only for our team, but also for our patients. Effective communication is key when the unpredictable occurs and an appointment runs longer than expected. 

I was quickly reminded of how my communication would come into play when working on a patient scheduled for two crowns and buildups (#14 and 15), and an extraction (#16).  I assumed the...

March 3, 2017

“Give a man a fish, and he’ll eat for a day. Teach him to fish, and he’ll never be hungry.”

No doubt you’ve heard this adage a time or two in your schooling or from your parents growing up. The same saying can ring true for you and your team too. It sounds great in theory to train your team to do a new task or skill, but then comes the actual time investment. We as dentists often feel that “ain’t nobody got time...

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